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.
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/.