Today was all about motors, gears and pulleys. Students built Flappy Bird Robots, then wrote computer programs to make the birds move at a different speed or a different direction.
Students learned that…
– Computers are used to program robots.
– Gears transfer mechanical energy from place to place.
– Belts and pulleys transfer mechanical energy from place to place and can go longer distances than gears.
Science – transmission of motion, transfer of energy
Technology – make a programmable model, operate digital tools
Engineering – build and test the birds’ movement, modify speed and direction
Mathematics – use numbers to represent motor running time
Students will continue to work on this project next Friday. Hope you enjoy our video!!