8th Grade Tech8th Graders will construct LEGO NXT robots during the first cycle. Students will learn about programming and how robots perceive the world through use of sensors. Robots will be programed to autonomously travel through obstacle courses while earning points. Students will work to complete two courses to the best of their ability.The second cycle we will be looking Mechanical Advantage and Land Vehicles. Students will learn how potential energy is stored and how we can utilize it to create controlled movement. We will be using power equipment to construct Mousetrap Cars to travel maximum distance, maximum speed, and precise distance. Please follow the link to see Top Tens (Best Performing Designs).