Using VEX IQ Activities in the Classroom

Anatomy of an IQ Activity


Your VEX IQ classroom is a multifaceted learning environment, enabling students and teachers to have hands-on, minds-on learning experiences through multiple avenues. VEX IQ STEM Labs offer teachers complete Units designed for whole-class instruction, while VEX IQ Activities extend that learning by giving students the opportunity to make their IQ builds, code and kits their own. IQ Activities are designed to be used both in conjunction with STEM Labs, and as stand-alone activities themselves.

Explore the VEX IQ Kit


VEX IQ Activities allow for students to explore VEX IQ Kits and materials as individuals or in small groups. Some Activities encourage students to learn the names of pieces and where they are in the Kit. Other Activities allow students to explore how IQ pieces can be assembled into various shapes or to solve challenges.

Example Activities

Explore More Engineering Concepts


Engineering concepts are also covered in VEX IQ Activities. These Activities allow students to further explore building robots with the IQ Brain, building simple machines, or other ways to explore creativity in building.

Example Activities

Explore More Coding Concepts


There are VEX IQ Activities that allow students to further explore coding concepts with both Blocks and Python. Exploring the coding Activities allows for students to practice coding from STEM Labs or understand new coding concepts.

Example Activities

Conveniently located Above STEM Labs


All of the VEX IQ Activities can be found at the top of the VEX IQ STEM Labs page. Each activity is a one page Google Doc, that can be downloaded and printed, or accessed on any classroom device. Activities are continually updated and added to, so check back for new IQ Activities throughout the school year.

VEX IQ Activities can also be used in conjunction with STEM Labs. For more information about what Activities to use in sequence with the STEM Lab(s) you are teaching, check out the Cumulative Pacing Guide and 1:1 Pacing Guide.

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