VEX ROBOTICS DESIGN SYSTEM

WELCOME TO VEX ROBOTICS DESIGNSYSTEM

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Tools of the Future!

Scholastic is pleased to give you a sneak preview of a hands-on interactive new curriculum and dynamic robotics kit! The Vex Robotics Design System helps 9th- through 12th-grade students design and build a robot that can perform multiple functions. This kit is supplemented by comprehensive standards-based science, technology, engineering, and math curricula developed by the Robotics Academy at Carnegie Mellon University, Intelitek and more.

We're excited to provide a comprehensive lesson plan along with interactive student worksheets to bring robotics to life in your classroom.

Robotics is the teaching tool of the future. It can change the way your students see the world!


> LESSON PLAN FOR TEACHERS


TEACHER RESOURCES

Review these resources as you prepare for the lessons.

Go to www.vexrobotics.com for more information about the Vex Robotics Design System. Click on the EDUCATE tab to learn how teachers around the world are using this kit to teach core curricula!

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STUDENT CONTEST!
Teachers, encourage your students to write an essay on how robots improve the fields of science, manufacturing, or safety.

To get started, distribute this contest entry page (PDF) and contest entry form (PDF).

Students Have A Chance to Win
  • Vex Robotics Design System Starter Kit and choice of three accessory kits
  • Robotics-themed book
Teachers Have A Chance to Win
  • Vex Robotics Design System Starter Kit
  • Robotics-themed library book set
Classrooms Have A Chance to Win
  • Wireless computer mouse
  • Robotics-themed book
Entries must be postmarked by November 14, 2005.