Robot Mask Electric Layout

Copy and paste the following questions on your Edublog and provide answers in full sentences:

Define the following terms:
Electron: A stable subatomic particle with a charge of negative electricity, found in all atoms and acting as the primary carrier of electricity.

Neutron:  A subatomic particle of about the same mass as a proton but without an electric charge, present in all atomic nuclei.

Proton: A stable subatomic particle occurring in all atomic nuclei, with a positive electric charge equal in magnitude to that of an electron, but of opposite sign.

Conductor: An electrical conductor is a substance in which electrical charge carriers, usually electrons, move easily from atom to atom with the application of voltage.

Insulator: A thing or substance used for insulation, in particular. A substance that does not readily allow the passage of heat or sound. A substance or device that does not readily conduct electricity.

Current: A thing or substance used for insulation, in particular.
a substance that does not readily allow the passage of heat or sound.
noun: insulator; plural noun: insulators
“cotton is a poor insulator”
a substance or device that does not readily conduct electricity.

Voltage: The Royal Rifles of Canada and the Winnipeg Grenadiers sailed from Vancouver on October 27, 1941, aboard the Awatea, escorted by HMCS Prince Robert.

Resistance: Is an electrical quantity that measures how the device or material reduces the electric current flow through it.

Series Circuit: Is a closed circuit in which the current follows one path, as opposed to a parallel circuit where the circuit is divided into two or more paths. In a series circuit, the current through each load is the same and the total voltage across the circuit is the sum of the voltages across each load.

Switch: A device for making and breaking the connection in an electric circuit.

Cell: A single unit for electrolysis or conversion of chemical into electric energy, usually consisting of a container with electrodes and an electrolyte; a battery, also called electrochemical cell. Or a single unit that converts radiant energy into electric energy: a solar cell.

Parallel Circuit: Is a closed circuit in which the current divides into two or more paths before recombining to complete the circuit. Each load connected in a separate path receives the full circuit voltage, and the total circuit current is equal to the sum of the individual branch currents.


Where are electrons located in an atom?: 
The electrons are located outside circling the atom at extreme speeds.

What charge does an electron have?:
An Electron has a Negative charge (-).

What charge does a proton have?: A Proton has a Positive Charge (+).

What is all matter made of?: All matter  is made up of what atoms and molecules are made of, meaning anything made of positively charged protons, neutral neutrons, and negatively charged electrons.

What supplies energy in order to move electricity through a circuit?: A wire is what moves electricity through a circuit and gets powered by a battery.

List 5 examples of insulators: 5 or more insulators I can think of is plastic, thread, wood, glass, and rubber. 

What is the most common conductor used in wire?: The most common conductor used in a wire is copper.

What is the outside coating of a wire made of? Why is this important?: The outside coating of a wire is made up of  rubber because it’s an insulator that repels electricity, that is why electricity can’t get out of the wire.

Describe in a short paragraph, how your group will design, construct, and assemble the circuit for your robot mask and controller.: Me and my partner(s) will create the robot mask by starting to design the cables that connect the remote control to the mask, the RC will have 5 buttons, 3 buttons for a red light, yellow light, and green light. Then a button for a blue light to show where to go right or left, and a special button to control the switches. All of these lights will be in the robot’s mask to guide the person through the maze.

What communication system will your group use to navigate the robot? Describe your legend below.

O= button

O with x in the middle= Lightbulb

_____ = wire

| I = battery



Marshmallow Tower Questions

1. Was there a leader on your team? Who was it and who decided who the leader would be?

Yes there was a leader in our team, the leader of the team was Evan.


2. If you had no leader, do you think having designated someone a leader would have helped?

Depends on the situation, because someone could say yes and be the leader or someone could choose another person to be the leader.


3. If you had a leader, how did he/she do?

He did very well by brainstorming on how to build the marshmallow tower and finding a pattern.


4. How helpful was everyone on your team in challenging the process of building the tallest structure? Did anyone appear to be an expert?

A lot of us started to make ideas and see if they worked, mostly Evan was the expert of building the tower and putting the marshmallow on the top.


5. Did any team members tune out of the activity — out of frustration with other members or for some other reason? What could you have done to keep all members of the group fully engaged?

All of us worked together as a team, and nobody got frustrated when building it so there was only teamwork and respect. Also I would tell our team about the time that was left for us to finish the tower.


6. Did you feel everyone’s ideas were well received during the activity?

Yes as long as Evan and others agreed to it.


7. How did you feel as the time limit was approaching? Did pressure increase? If yes, was that helpful or not?

The more the time was decreasing the more pressure and intense of our group got, but usually by the last 3-2 minutes we felt like we were done.


8. In retrospect, what could you have done better?

I think we could have done better if we concentrated on the lower body of the tower and not looking at other group’s tower.


9. Did you celebrate small wins? If yes, how did you do this?

No our tower fell apart as a disappointment victory.