This table shows all of the VEX IQ (2nd generation) STEM Lab Units with a breakdown of the Lessons and concepts covered within the Lesson. Links are available to the Unit, the Lessons within the Unit, and to the Learn Summaries for Direct Instruction videos.

You will notice that all Units include the same concepts for the Introduction Lesson, Competition Lesson, and the Conclusion Lesson. This common structure allows you to focus your instruction on the new STEM concepts being taught because students will become familiar with the process of using an engineering notebook and other classroom competition elements. To learn more about the structure of IQ (2nd gen) STEM Lab Units and how to implement them in your classroom, see this article

To see how these Units can be sequenced together using common concepts and build instructions, see the VEX IQ Cumulative Pacing Guide.

STEM Lab Unit

Lessons in the Unit

Concepts Addressed

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Link to Tug of War

Lesson 1: Introduction
  • What is an Engineering Notebook?
Lesson 2: Pulling Objects with the BaseBot
Lesson 3: Using a Gear Train
Lesson 4: Adding Mass
Lesson 5: Tug of War Competition
Lesson 6: Conclusion

 

STEM Lab Unit Lessons in the Unit Concepts Addressed

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Link to Team Freeze Tag

Lesson 1: Introduction
  • What is an Engineering Notebook?
Lesson 2: Driving with the IQ Controller
  • Driver Control Program
  • Controller Configurations
Lesson 3: Changing the Wheels
Lesson 4: Adding the Bumper Switch and Touch LED
Lesson 5: Team Freeze Tag Competition
Lesson 6: Conclusion

 

STEM Lab Unit Lessons in the Unit Concepts Addressed

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Link to Treasure Hunt

Lesson 1: Introduction
  • What is an Engineering Notebook?
Lesson 2: Claw No Sensor
Lesson 3: Claw with Sensor
Lesson 4: Treasure Hunt Competition
Lesson 5: Conclusion

 

STEM Lab Unit Lessons in the Unit Concepts Addressed

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Link to Up and Over

Lesson 1: Introduction
  • What is an Engineering Notebook?
Lesson 2: Claw Design
Lesson 3: Arm Design
Lesson 4: Motor Groups
Lesson 5: Up and Over Competition
Lesson 6: Conclusion

 

STEM Lab Unit Lessons in the Unit Concepts Addressed

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Link to Robot Soccer

Lesson 1: Introduction
  • What is an Engineering Notebook?
Lesson 2: Manipulators
Lesson 3: Robot Soccer Competition
Lesson 4: Conclusion 

 

STEM Lab Unit Lessons in the Unit Concepts Addressed

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Link to Castle Crasher

Lesson 1: Introduction
  • What is an Engineering Notebook?
Lesson 2: Castle Crasher No Sensors
Lesson 3: Castle Crasher + Distance Sensor
Lesson 4: Creating Algorithms
Lesson 5: Castle Crasher Competition
Lesson 6: Conclusion

 

STEM Lab Unit Lessons in the Unit Concepts Addressed

Cube_Collector.png

Link to Cube Collector

 

Lesson 1: Introduction
  • What is an Engineering Notebook?
Lesson 2: Driver Control
Lesson 3: Coding for Autonomous Movements
Lesson 4: Using Multiple Programs (Autonomous & Driver)
Lesson 5: Cube Collector Competition
Lesson 6: Conclusion

 

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