AAAI Publications, 2010 AAAI Spring Symposium Series

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Physics With Robotics — Using LEGO MINDSTORMS In High School Education
William Joseph Church, Tony Ford, Natasha Perova, Chris Rogers

Last modified: 2010-03-23

Abstract


Integrating robotics activities in science curriculum provides rich opportunities to engage students in real world science and help them to develop conceptual understanding of physics principles through the process of investigation, data analysis, engineering design, and construction. In addition, students become more confident learners and develop better problem-solving and teamwork skills. In this paper we describe a successful use of LEGO® MINDSTORMS® in designing robotics-based activities for teaching high school physics classes. Students design and perform novel science investigations with a toolset that helps them achieve a high reproducibility in their experimental designs. Several example projects that utilize LEGO MINDSTORMS are presented.

Keywords


Physics; Robotics; Education; Science Education

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