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Students will learn about chariots and we encourage you to research the history of chariots. If your students are old enough you could show them this Ben Hur video clip. Groups will program a Sphero to go around a specific track. They will engineer a chariot to the Sphero using scraps, Legos, K’nex or whatever you have. The Spheros will bump into each other which will affect the code. There are ways to code your Sphero to self correct when it is hit but if that type of coding is too difficult for your students they can code it to go around once and see who can make it around once in tact. They can also drive the Sphero’s manually.
You will be studying chariot designs and then engineering your own chariot that will be powered by a Sphero. You will then program the Sphero to go around a track. If you have a GoPro you can attach the GoPro to the chariot for footage. You will have to test your chariots numerous times before it works well. You will then take some of our footage of the chariot race and make a video using CrossBraining.