We named this lesson “Let`s Rock! :with Python & Lego” because we combine in this lesson programming, robotics, mathematics and music to achieve the main goal: to construct and program two music instruments (a sequencer and a guitar). So, we use an interdisciplinary, S(cience)T(echnology)E(ngineering)A(rts)M(athematics) approach. The Lego Mindstorms EV3 kit will be used for the construction and the programming language Python (the EV3python version) will be used for the programming process. The guitar will be fully functional and can be used to play real songs. During the whole lesson we will follow the Inquiry-based Science Education (IBSE) methodology.
In the 2020 STEM Discovery Campaign, we are presenting our socially significant project, which we called “The Green LEGO School”. We are the PMGKN Little Robotics team at High School of Math and Science “Prof. Emanuil Ivanov” Kyustendil. We met twice a week at school before school closure and now because of COVID-19 we meet in a virtual classroom.
We have a LEGO Mindstormrobot that we use to accomplish our missions. We work as a team, by trials and errors and getting better. Our team member Vanessa:
“Our team is very positive, it has an age group of 5th – 7th grade classes, which makes it even funnier and cooler”.
We get along with each other very well. All of us аrе doing something that we are good at. “Problem-solving and decision-making are important to us to achieve our goal – learning to allocate our time, our roles, to work together. We get guidance from our mentors. We are very pleased when our missions are successful and we come up with interesting things.”
Finding and displaying the environmental problem
We are part of Robotics for Bulgariainitiative and they have challenged us this season to solve a particular problem in the area of settlements. How do we imagine the city of the future and what are its problems?