- Learn to assemble and troubleshoot an electronic circuit
- Observe how infrared radiation is reflected and absorbed by different materials
- Understand how a simple line-following robot works
OverviewHave your students read about autonomous (also called self-driving or driverless) cars in the news? How can you build a car or a robot that will stay on the road without a human driver? In this project, your students will find out by building a robot that can automatically follow a line around a homemade race course, while learning about the electromagnetic spectrum and electronic circuits.
NGSS AlignmentThis lesson helps students prepare for these Next Generation Science Standards Performance Expectations:
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Area of Science
Circuits, electromagnetic spectrum
Ben Finio, PhD, Science Buddies
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