Lego Robotics Level 1

Course Overview

This module can be taken at any point in grades 6, 7, 8, or 9 which is why you will see it offered at each grade level, but please note it is the same module offered at each grade so can only be taken once.

This ADST Module will introduce students to the Lego Mindstorm EV3 robotics kit and block based coding. Students will build robots from instructions, will program a driving base, and will be introduced to the various sensors and motors in the kit. Using the Design Process, students will build their own emergency response robot for their final project.


Time Commitment:

This module satisfies ⅓ of the ADST requirements for students in grades 6/7. There are 18 lessons in this module. Most lessons are less than an hour long, including time to build with Lego. Some lessons are shorter (less than 30 minutes) while a few will require a student to build a larger robot, which could take several hours.

Students will be able to borrow the Lego Mindstorm Kit from the Learning Commons for 8 weeks only. Because of this, students will need to complete this module in 8 weeks.


A computer or tablet that can run the Lego Mindstorm EV3 software. To see if your system is compatible, visit these links: System Requirements and Software Download.

Students who enroll in this course will be able to borrow one of our Lego Mindstorm EV3 Education Kits by emailing our course teacher after enrolling in this course. Please do not reserve one of the Lego kits from the Learning Commons.

Alternatively, students can purchase their own Lego Mindstorm EV3 Education Kit. The cost is approximately $500.

Please contact Mark Lamden at mlamden@onlineschool.ca for more information.

Enrollment Information

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