In this sequence of lessons, students will explore the social, ethical and environmental considerations required in the creation of self-driving cars and design and program a self-driving car using an Arduino.
This learning is linked to the Year 7 Australian Curriculum: Science, Digital Technologies and Design and Technologies learning areas.
The Year 7 lessons and resources provide students with opportunities to learn how to program an Arduino, develop their computational thinking skills and deepen their understanding of STEM careers.
The program is designed so that some of the lessons are presented by the classroom teacher and others are presented by our School presenters who visit the school. There are 6 x 70min lessons for this program:
Lesson one: Road Safety (70 mins) – delivered by the classroom teacher
Lesson two: Elements of a Self-driving Car (70 mins) – delivered by the classroom teacher
Lesson three: Circuits and Arduino (70 mins)- delivered by our school presenters
Lesson four: Motor Control Board (70 mins)- delivered by our school presenters
Lesson five: Infra-red Sensor (70 mins)- delivered by our school presenters
Lesson six: 70mins to finalise the cars – delivered by our school presenters
- Build Sheet for creating car
- Build Day PPT
- This additional lesson is to finalise the programming of the self-driving car and test drive the vehicles.
Design and Technologies Project
The classroom teacher can choose to deliver the final 5 lessons which are focussed on meeting outcomes from the Design and Technologies curriculum.
Design brief: Design and program a self-driving car using an Arduino which considers ethical, social and sustainability issues and can sense the road, map the road and negotiate its place on the road.
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