Nexplore RoboCoding

Nexplore RoboCoding


NEXPLORE ROBOCODING

Coding without a computer? It’s the best way to start! This program gives students a hands-on introduction to the fundamentals of both coding and robotics, allowing them to build and execute programs in the real world! With award-winning Cubelets kits, students combine robotic cubes–each with their own unique function–to create machines that can light up, move, and interact with the world around them. Students gain an in-depth understanding of fundamental concepts like inputs, outputs, and processing, and discover how simple building-blocks can come together to perform more and more complex tasks. By working together to solve coding and building challenges, students also reinforce essential life skills like teamwork, communication, and problem-solving.

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Grades 6-8

Course 1: Default Cubelets Exploration
Course 2: Computer Science with Cubelets
Course 3: Design Thinking with Cubelets
Investigating Cubelets Thumbnail

1. Investigating Cubelets (Skip Articles/Readings)

Lighthouse Challenge Thumbnail

1. Lighthouse Challenge (Add automated guidelines)

Introduce Cubelets Thumbnail

1. Introduce Cubelets

Routines/Lighthouse Design Challenge Thumbnail

2. Routines/Lighthouse Design Challenge

Data Flow Diagram Thumbnail

2. Data Flow Diagram

Routines/Biology-Based Challenge Thumbnail

2. Routines/Biology-Based Challenge

Investigate Two SENSES Thumbnail

3. Investigate Two SENSES

Investigation: Loops Thumbnail

3. Investigation: Loops

Design Robots Based on Animal Adaptations Thumbnail

3. Design Robots Based on Animal Adaptations

Steering Robots Thumbnail

4. Steering Robots

Paper Coding  Thumbnail

4. Paper Coding (Requires additional materials)

Design Diurnal vs. Nocturnal Robots Thumbnail

4. Design Diurnal vs. Nocturnal Robots

Maze Solving Robots Thumbnail

5. Maze Solving Robots

Maze Solving Robot  Thumbnail

5. Maze Solving Robot

Design Steering Robots Thumbnail

5. Design Steering Robots

Data Flow Diagrams Thumbnail

6. Data Flow Diagrams

Confused Robots (Debugging) Thumbnail

6. Confused Robots (Debugging)

Design Maze Solving Robots Thumbnail

6. Design Maze Solving Robots

Investigation: Variables and Block Value  Thumbnail

7. Investigation: Variables and Block Value (Requires Bar Graph Cubelet OR Bluetooth Cubelet with Cubelets App on a device)

Escape Artist (page 12) Thumbnail

7. Escape Artist (page 12)

Design Robots to 'find food' Thumbnail

7. Design Robots to “find food”

Challenge: Line Follower Robot  Thumbnail

8. Challenge: Line Follower Robot (Requires poster board and black tape)

Cubelets Communication Challenge Thumbnail

8. Cubelets Communication Challenge

Design Robots to survive in 'wooded' environments Thumbnail

8. Design Robots to survive in “wooded” environments

Investigation: Loops Thumbnail

9. Investigation: Loops

Automatic Night Light Thumbnail

9. Automatic Night Light

Design Light-Seeking Robots Thumbnail

9. Design Light-Seeking Robots

Challenge: Communication Bots Thumbnail

10. Challenge: Communication Bots

Data Flow Diagram Thumbnail

10. Data Flow Diagram

Design Robots that represent a famous character or event Thumbnail

10. Design Robots that represent a famous character or event

Investigation: Does Order Matter? Thumbnail

11. Investigation: Does Order Matter?

Design Challenge: Light-Seeker Robot (page 17) Thumbnail

11. Design Challenge: Light-Seeker Robot (page 17)

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11. Design Challenge

Investigation: Min & Max Cubelets Thumbnail

12. Investigation: Min & Max Cubelets

Dancing Robots Thumbnail

12. Dancing Robots

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12. Design Challenge

Confused Cubelet Rotations Thumbnail

13. Activity Cards:Confused Cubelet Rotations

Confused Cubelet Rotations Thumbnail

13. Activity Cards:Confused Cubelet Rotations

Confused Cubelet Rotations Thumbnail

13. Activity Cards:Confused Cubelet Rotations

Can You Predict/Can You Build Rotations Thumbnail

14. Activity Cards:Can You Predict/Can You Build Rotations

Can You Predict/Can You Build Rotations Thumbnail

14. Activity Cards:Can You Predict/Can You Build Rotations

Can You Predict/Can You Build Rotations Thumbnail

14. Activity Cards:Can You Predict/Can You Build Rotations

Draw N Trade Thumbnail

15. Activity Cards:Draw N Trade

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15. Activity Cards:Draw N Trade

Draw N Trade Thumbnail

15. Activity Cards:Draw N Trade