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LEGO Robotics Resources
There is a wealth of information on the web about LEGO MINDSTORMS. The best "Google" search words to use are "LEGO MINDSTORMS," "Robolab," and "LEGO MINDSTORMS MOC." (MOC means My Own Creation).
Following are some of my favorite LEGO Mindstorms websites and books that helped to inspire my LEGO robotics lesson plans. They are easy to navigate and are full of valuable inspiration!
WHERE TO PURCHASE LEGO MINDSTORMS RCX KITS AND ROBOLAB SOFTWARE
MINDSTORMS Image Gallery
JP Brown's serious LEGO website
Carnegie Mellon University
FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition in Science and Technology)
Robotics Laboratory Website
Doris, E. (1991). Doing what scientists do, Children learn to investigate their world. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
Duckworth, E. (1996). The having of wonderful ideas and other essays on teaching and learning. New York: Teachers College Press.
Elstgeest, J., & Harlen, W. (1985). Primary science: taking the plunge. A collection of articles about teacher's role in the learning process (ch 4., The Right Question at the Right Time, pp. 36-45). Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
Gifford, C. (2003). Robots. New York: Kingfisher Young Knowledge.
Goldman, E. (1999). Simple Machines for second grade students, A curriculum incorporating LEGO Dacta early simple machines building kit. New York: Bank Street College of Education.
Horvatic, A. (1989). Simple machines. Photographs by Stephen Bruner. New York: E.P. Dutton
Lauber, P. (1987). Get ready for robots. Illustrated by, True Kelley. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Junior Books.
LEGO Mindstorms Robotic Invention System 2.0 Constuctopedia. (2000). The LEGO Company.
Lindbloom, S. (1985). How to build a robot. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Junior Books.
Macaulay, D. (1988). The way things work. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company.
Papert, S. (1980). Mindstorms, children, computers, and powerful ideas. New York: Basic Books, Inc.
Sato, J. (2002) Jin Sato's LEGO Mindstorms, The master's technique. San Francisco: No Starch Press.
Zubrowski, B. (1986). Illustrations by, Roy Doty. Wheels at work. New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc.
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