power

 

First Lego League Website

 Building

This site has great tips for building robots:
http://www.legoengineering.com/component/option,com_docman/task,cat_view/gid,38/Itemid,78/   

Look at Meet the Robots Section:
http://mindstorms.lego.com/eng/Overview/MTR_AlphaRex.aspx

For information on Gears, try this web site:
http://www-education.rec.ri.cmu.edu/multimedia/gearsandpull.shtml

This site will show you how Lego gears can be put together:
http://www-education.rec.ri.cmu.edu/multimedia/legogearcomb.shtml

Programming

Great tutorials - view the NXT introduction and Editor introduction for homework:
http://www.ortop.org/NXT_Tutorial/html/essentials.html

Energy Research

Mission Guides - Short readings about each mission:
http://www.firstlegoleague.org/sitemod/upload/Root/images/2007Challenge/All_Mission_Guides.pdf

Wind Energy:
http://www.windpower.org/en/kids/index.htm

Glossary of Energy Words:
http://www.firstlegoleague.org/sitemod/upload/Root/images/2007Challenge/Glossary_of_terms.pdf

Department of EnergyScavenger hunt 

Kids Saving Energy  Powerhouse Kids 

 

The Challenge

Details on the project part of the Lego Challenge:
http://www.firstlegoleague.org/default.aspx?pid=29550 http://www.firstlegoleague.org/default.aspx?pid=29630

 

Robot Missions

Mission points and values:
http://www.firstlegoleague.org/default.aspx?pid=29600 

Questions and answers about the missions:
http://www.firstlegoleague.org/default.aspx?pid=29620

Videos showing what you must do to accomplish each mission:
http://webstreamer3.doit.wisc.edu/lego/

Green Schools

Generation G-Sidwell Middle School:

http://www.buildgreenschools.org/resources/vid_gen_g.html
    

Sidwell Middle School

http://www.sidwell.edu/green_tour/

Click on this and take notes for the different ways that they made their school more energy efficient.  Don’t forget to go in the classroom after clicking on “energy”.Could we use any of these ideas for our school?