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 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

## Motors

 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 Measuring speed and torque Measuring speed and torque

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 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®

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 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

## Force, speed and torque

 Gear Ratios and Speed  Gear Ratios and Force  Newton’s Laws Demonstration     Newton’s 2nd Law Investigation 5.5 Measuring Friction

## Using sensors

 Mindstorms comes with a couple of sorts of sensors, light and maybe temp. When you see the price of these from Lego, your thoughts would first be, "you must be joking" then next "I wonder if i could make my own". There was a movement in the nineties called "Homebrew" where Logo enthusiasts made their own sensors and actuators. Google "Lego Homebrew" and there is a heap of legacy stuff around. Claude Bauman making RCX compatable sensors (1) Claude Bauman making RCX compatable sensors (2) Michael Gasperi's Homebrew sensors Philo's Light sensors More cool sensors Michael Gasperi's

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 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

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 Chapter 8  Projects 8.1 Automated Control Project – An Engineering Challenge                   8.2 Study of Real Motion – An Open Investigation