Last spring I taught an after-school class on LEGO Mindstorms robotics and the NXT programming language at my son’s elementary school. The motivation for the class was to provide a good introduction to LEGO Mindstorms, and I hoped that some of the kids who took the class would sign up for our FLL (FIRST LEGO League) team in the fall.
I worked pretty hard to create a curriculum for the class, and I’m uploading it in case anyone would like use the lessons to teach a similar class. LEGO Mindstorms is a terrific, easily accessible, introduction to robotics, and frankly just a whole lot of fun. One word of advice: If you don’t own a set yet, you might want to wait until the fall, as a new revision, called Mindstorms EV3 will be coming out then.
You can download the curriculum here in Word Document format (large file):
or download it in PDF format: