Programming Tasks on the NXT Block



In this lesson students will take the information that they learned in the previous lesson "Get to Know Your Sensors" and put the sensors to work. Students will learn in teams of two how to use the buttons on the NXT brick (the brain of the robot) and learn how to read the icons on the display to program the robot to do 4 different challenges using 3 different sensors. The sensors that will be used in this lesson will be the Sound Sensor, Reflective Light Sensor, and the Ultrasonic Light Sensor.

Lesson Time

1 class period
60 Minutes

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Engineering & Architecture Engineering & Architecture

Standards and Objectives


California's 2008 CTE Standards (5)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Students will identify what port each sensor is assigned to.
  • Students will learn how to use the keys and icons on the NXT interface.
  • Students will learn how to program the robot using the specific keys and icons.

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