Advancing medicine using digital technologies
The scope of this unit is to engage students to design and develop robots and code to solve a real-life problem. The context of this unit revolves around cancer and the impact of chemotherapy medication. The activities were designed in sequence to scaffold students to develop an understanding about cells, cancer and chemotherapy, designing and building a robot, think algorithmically, code in Snap! and troubleshoot design and coding issues.
These resourse have been designed for students in Year 5 and 6
Students collaboratively design a medical robot that can improve the delivery of chemotherapy to cancerous cells. Click here for more information and to view this resource.
Students are introduced to the Hummingbird robot and core concepts on developing a medical robot. Click here for more information and to view this resource.
Students break down a complex action into simpler components, refine instructions so that they are precise and construct flow charts of code to guide a robot through a maze. Click here for more information and to view this resource.
Students design code for the robot they have previously constructed to solve their problem. Click here for more information and to view this resource.