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Vernier Software & Technology Offers New Activities for mBot™ Robot

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Vernier Software & Technology recently launched Coding with mBot: Self-Driving Vehicles activities module written for the mBot™ by MakeBlock. Students can use the mBot robot and Vernier-created activities to master introductory coding and programming skills through hands-on, standards-aligned learning.

Each mBot robot comes equipped with line-following and range-detecting sensors and 40 well-designed parts. After constructing the robots using the detailed building instructions, students can program the robots using the free, Scratch-based mBlock software available for Windows, macOS, and Chrome™ OS. Younger students can use the free, game-based mBlock app with iOS and Android™ devices to learn the basics of programming.

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The module, included free with the purchase of an mBot kit from Vernier (also available for purchase), includes nine guided activities aligned with Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) K-12 Computer Science Standards, a Getting Started with mBot user guide, student instructions, an instructor information guide with troubleshooting tips and suggested extensions, sample program code, and a generous site license.

To learn more about mBot, visit https://www.vernier.com/products/lab-equipment/mbot/. To learn more about Coding with mBot: Self-Driving Vehicles, visit https://www.vernier.com/products/books/mbot-msdv-e/.

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