Two Milos Better Than One

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Third graders at the Central Boulevard Elementary School utilized resources in the STEM lab to create Mars rovers named “Milo.”

“Milo” is a robot constructed from legos and programmed through the WeDo 2.0 application. Students worked with partners to build their “Milos,” then programmed them on an iPad to be controlled via Bluetooth capability. 

Each pair controlled their “Milo” in an attempt to pull a lego flower. On the following day, two groups combined their rovers to double the strength and create an easier pull. Additionally, using two “Milo” rovers allowed for turning and moving that was unavailable with just one.

The lesson incorporated technology and engineering while adding the fun of how scientists and astronauts use rovers in outer space.