UbD Lesson Plan Template
Teacher’s Name: Subject/Course: S.T.E.M.
Lesson Title: Build and program a basic robot. Grade Level: 9
Approximate Time Frame: Week of March 8, 2010
Essential Vocabulary: Automation and Robotics
Stage 1 – Desired Results
5.1 Build and program a basic robot.
b. Assemble a vehicle robot, and program it with a standard default program.
Understandings assembly and programming of a lego mindstorm robot.
Students will understand
Essential Questions: What is a robot? Can robots take over the world? How do robots affect society?
Students will know… how to build and program a lego mindstorm robot.
Students will be able to… build and program a lego mindstorm robot.
Brief Summary of the Unit:
Using the lego mindstorm robot kit, students will work in groups to build a vehicle robot, and program it with
a standard default program.
Stage 2 – Assessment Evidence
Performance Task: Build the lego mindstorm vehicle robot and program a standard default program.
Performance Task Statement: Students will be placed in groups to program and build lego mindstorm robots.
Students will understand… Importance of teamwork as they work together to accomplish the tasks.
Students will be able to do… Work with team members to build and program the robot.
Here is where you will develop a scenario for the activity/project.
This section is for you to develop a guide for the students on what to do.
Goal(s): Correctly assembled and programmed robot.
Role: Work as an effective team member to accomplish team goals of building and
(Student’s role) programming.
Audience: Peers, instructors, administrators.
(Who will see this
information? It can be the
Situation: Group assignments within the classroom.
(How – individually,
partners, groups – the goal
will be accomplished.)
Performance: Build and program the lego mindstorm robot.
(What will the student do?)
Standards: Teacher observation, student participation as group member, successful completion of
(The criteria for success and tasks. Assessed by group work observation checklist (p. 88) and group participation
how it will be assessed.)
rubric (p. 87). Task completion checklist .
Key criteria to reflect Rubric and checklists (2).
Examples: Rubric, Checklist, etc.
Other Evidence Summarized Student work sample.
(tests, essays, work sample(s),
Stage 3: Learning Plan, Experiences, and Instruction:
UbD Lesson Plan
CLASS: UNIT: Unit 5.1 Robotics
LESSON TITLE: Robotics
Information from Stage 1: Desired Results
Unit & Competency Unit t 5 Competency 1 Build and program a basic robot.
Enduring Understanding(s): Students will know how to build and program a basic robot.
Essential Question(s): What is a robot? Can robots take over the world? How do robots affect
Learning Activities: Consider the WHERETO elements
The Teacher will… The Student will…
W Introduce the robotics unit. Understand the role of robots in society.
Where are we going?
What is expected?
H Show video clips or movie of robot (i.e. Observe and ask questions.
How will we hook Wall . E or Transformers). Follow-up by
(Introduce this to) the showing a constructed robot and put it
students? through its program.
E Give clear instructions; provide Gain a better understanding of robots .
How will we equip assessment rubrics.
students for expected
R After analysis of assessment results Make changes as necessary.
How will we rethink or revise as needed.
E Generate discussion board Complete discussion boards.
How will students self-
evaluate and reflect
T Present material in a variety of formats to Benefit from peer learning styles in a
How will we tailor touch on all learning styles. cooperative learning environment.
learning to varied needs,
interests, and learning
O Introduce, hook ‘em, explain, feedback. Troubleshoot
How will we organize the
sequence of learning?
Information from Stage 2: Other Evidence
Sufficient and Revealing Evidence of Understanding: Briefly explain if and how it will be used.
Informal Check: Monitor progress with random questions.
Academic Prompt: How are robots important to industry? Will robots replace
human beings in the work force? Explain why or why not?
Performance Task/Project: Build and program a lego mindstorm robot.
As stated on student IEP. As stated on student IEP.
Plans for after this lesson/competency is complete:
Follow-up questions on 9-week exam.
Resources Used: Websites, books, film clips, etc.
Type of Resource(s): Name of Resource(s):
Movie or YouTube Wall.E
Lego robot kits Mindstorms Education