Engage Your Students in STEM With Robotics
The world needs more innovators, creators, and thinkers
We provide teachers with the tools needed to address the STEM problem
Simply put, there is a growing societal need to enhance Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) learning in classrooms. This is especially prevalent at the elementary and middle school levels, where there is a call for integrated learning programs that allow teachers to engage students in creative and meaningful ways, while also meeting today's rigourous academic standards. As the ideal platform for exploring important STEM fundamentals and computer science concepts,
VEX IQ is proud to offer a free, twelve-unit, standards-matched curriculum. Additionally, our powerful partnerships with leading educational companies are empowering schools and entire educational systems to deliver 21st Century learning experiences like never before.
You have a choice when it comes to professionally developed classroom curriculum.
Below are three custom tailored VEX IQ curriculum offerings, each with unique goals and methods of implementation.
Never taught robotics?
Our standards mapped curriculum can be adapted to fit any situation
We developed our curriculum as a completely FREE companion to the VEX IQ platform. Aimed at elementary and middle school students, the curriculum offers twelve flexible units of instruction that can be used in sequence or as standalone lessons. Project-based units instill proper engineering practices from an early age, while maintaining the fun and excitement that comes from building and coding with VEX IQ. Whatever your STEM education needs may be, the VEX IQ Curriculum is a learning tool that will excite and inspire your students.
For more information & lesson plans please visit the VEX IQ Curriculum website.
- Includes lessons plans with teacher keys and supporting YouTube videos
- 12 Units, spanning a full semester
- Serves as a great springboard to get students involved with the VEX IQ Challenge
Robomatter's Introduction to Programming VEX IQ curriculum is designed to provide concrete, contextualized lessons that seamlessly integrate grade level mathematics, programming and engineering activities for students. In the curriculum, students learn about robotics technologies and how they impact modern industries. The curriculum is designed to support both teachers brand new to the VEX IQ system as well as those with previous robotics experience. The programming sections of the curriculum use ROBOTC Graphical, the perfect language for beginners, and can be completed with real VEX IQ robots or simulated Robot Virtual Worlds robots.
To learn more, visit the Educational Tools section of the VEX website.
- Computer science curriculum, focusing on both structure and function
- Introductory lessons to programming, using VEX IQ
- Can be completed using Robot Virtual Worlds, without ever building a physical robot
Project Lead the Way (PLTW) is a leading provider of K-12 science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programs. PLTW partners with middle schools and high schools to provide a rigorous, relevant STEM education. PLTW Launch is an activity-, project-, and problem-based STEM program designed for students in kindergarten through fifth grade. In this program, students explore the wonders of STEM through grade-specific learning modules and apply their STEM knowledge through collaborative projects. PLTW Launch is aligned with national and state standards and allows for a variety of implementation models that will work for any school.
For more information, please visit the PLTW website.
- Group project based curriculum
- Challenges students with unique problems, thereby developing problem solving skills
- Grade oriented. As students advance grades, they will continue to use lessons learned in year's past
School may take a summer break, but why should learning?
The VEX IQ Robotics Camp Handbook complements the VEX IQ curriculum by enabling you to hold a robotics camp regardless of your experience level. This handbook gives educators, competition teams, and community volunteers the in-depth training materials and other resources they need to provide a great robotics experience for students of all ages. The Camp Handbook is available for purchase or as a free PDF download and includes sample programs written in both ROBOTC and Modkit.
For more information or to preview the free PDF download, visit the VEX IQ Robotics Camp Handbook product page.