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Table of Contents

Chapter 1  Overview

1.1 Introduction                                                                                                    

1.2 Supplement to Your Existing Curriculum                                                       

1.3 LEGO® as a Physics Learning Technology                                                      

     1.4 Companion Website                                       

 Chapter 2  Getting Started: Part I.  Hardware.

2.1 Introduction                                                                                                    

2.2 Comparing your Software and Hardware Options                                               

2.3 NXT Motor and Sensors                                                                                   

2.4 Building Primer                                                                                     

2.5 Classroom Organization, Tips, and Techniques                                          

2.6 Resources                                                                                                      

 Chapter 3  Getting Started: Part II.  Software.

3.1 Introduction                                                                                                    

3.2 LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education NXT Software 2.0                           

3.3 ROBOLAB™ 2.9                                                                                

3.4 ROBOLAB™ Front Panels                                                           

          3.5 Logger Pro®                                                                      

 Chapter 4  Motion

4.1 Going the Distance                                                                     

4.2 Investigation of NXT Motor Speed.                                                 

4.3 Testing Speed versus Acceleration of Drag Cars                         

     4.4 Projectile Motion                                                      

     4.5 Simple Harmonic Motion                                          

     4.6 Swinging with Gravity                                              

          4.7 Terminal Velocity                                                     

 Chapter 5  Force and Motion

          5.1 Gear Ratios and Speed                                                     

          5.2 Gear Ratios and Force                                                      

          5.3 Newton’s Laws Demonstration                              

          5.4 Newton’s 2nd Law Investigation                              

          5.5 Measuring Friction                                                     

Chapter 6  Energy

          6.1 Microphone Sound Reduction                            

          6.2 Wave Intensity versus Distance                                       

          6.3 Conversion of Mechanical Energy into Electrical Energy           

          6.4 Battery Investigation                                                     

          6.5 Investigating the Solar Cell                                        

          6.6 Parallel and Series Circuits                                         

Chapter 7  Challenges

          7.1 NXT Distance Match                                                                    

          7.2 Smooth Ride                                                                        

          7.3 Ten Second Timer                                                                

          7.4 Time for Robot Golf                                                    

          7.5 Motorized Crane Challenge                               

 Chapter 8  Projects

          8.1 Automated Control Project – An Engineering Challenge                 

          8.2 Study of Real Motion – An Open Investigation   
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