CityCamp WeDo 2.0 Scratch

Enhanced with Scratch programming instruction, this series focuses on computers, helpful machines and engineering solutions that make cities run like clockwork. Follow these lessons to understand the world around you by building and programming robots in Scratch. Every lesson allows you to easily understand, through hands-on experience, some of the most impressive scientific principles used nowadays. Build, program and learn!
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This themed series concentrates on technological solutions found in cities around the world and includes 12 comprehensive robotics lessons designed to inspire and teach. In every lesson you will find:

  • extensive introduction illustrated with graphics and animations,
  • detailed instructions for building the robot,
  • step-by-step programming guide,
  • educational mini games and other extras,
  • printable lesson plan for the teacher,
  • access to additional teaching resources.

Exercises

BIPLANE

Man always wanted to fly. Find out what effort was required to design and launch modern airliners and create your own biplane model from LEGO bricks. You’ll also make an advanced gear transmission and a dedicated program.

MINE RAILWAY

Mines laid the foundation of many cities thriving nowadays. Assemble your own mine railway and learn what principles were used to operate this machinery. You’ll also code the model with blocks to make it move.

PUMP

Have you ever seen a nodding donkey? Now you can build one. This lesson will teach you about fossil fuel extraction, converting rotational motion into linear and basic commands needed to make the pump move.

WINDMILL

They look impressive from the outside, but are even more amazing if you look at the science hidden inside. Learn all about it by building this bright, miniature windmill model and programming it to rotate.

MANIPULATOR

Meet your third, superhuman hand. It’s stronger and more resilient to help people working in laboratories, factories, or in space! Learn how to increase precision with worm gear and create a code to control it.

LIFT

Without lifts, skyscrapers wouldn’t be as popular. During this lesson, you will learn how they actually work by building the winch mechanism, programming it and observing how everything works together.

BATHYSCAPHE

Explore underwater depths, collect interesting biological samples and learn how people managed to create advanced, deep-sea submersibles. Build the model and create a script for the mechanisms inside.

AIRPLANE

Have you ever wondered what makes airplanes stay in the air? This lesson focuses on technological and engineering solutions used in planes today and gives you a chance to create your miniature flying simulator.

HELICOPTER

Indispensable in emergencies. Create a helicopter model with motor that powers main and tail rotors at the same time. Add a sensor to detect the robot’s position, just like real helicopters do, some code and voila!

FIRE TRUCK

Firefighters need specialized tools to fight the danger and help other people. Fortunately, this fire truck has the essentials: the model can drive and the ladder can be extended anywhere it’s needed. To the rescue!

FORKLIFT

You’ve seen them in store, but do you know how they work? This forklift model was designed to be stable and mobile at the same time. Build one yourself and create a script to lift and lower your cargo.

CRANE

Cities often need harbors, and harbors need cranes. Widely used today, they wouldn’t exist without Archimedes’ insight. Build a robotic crane and learn about physics, turntables and basic programming at the same time.