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EV3Lessons - Recommendation List

As most of you know, we are the founders of EV3Lessons. While we have a lot of resources on our site, we don’t have everything. There are lots of good resources around. We thought we would share resources other than on our own site that we think will be helpful to others. While the list is not an endorsement of any one resource over the other, we did make sure that every resource reflects our own mission and philosophy to teach without providing solutions.

The main criteria for selection was the following:
1) Focus: Resources must not focus on winning competitions and shortcuts to success, but on learning the concepts and inspiring.
2) Completeness: Resources must be somewhat organized and comprehensive
3) Educators: Resources that focus on educators must be included

There are also other alternative lists you are welcome to refer to: Damien Kee, STEMRobotics, and Lego Engineering.

We will update this guide as we find and review resources.

Free Curriculum by LEGO Education

LEGO Education: Various curriculum resources created by LEGO Education
Also look at the built-in lessons in the EV3 Programming Software you installed on your computer.

Free Introductory Curriculum

CMU Robotics Academy : Complete introductory curriculum for the EV3
STEMCentric: Mostly introductory-level with a few intermediate-level topics.
WAFFLES Community Robotics: Comprehensive block by block introduction to programming by a FIRST team in Canada.
STEMRobotics: Organized repository for educational materials and curriculum guides for MINDSTORMS instructors by Portland State University.
LEGOEngineering: A wide range of resources and support materials specifically for educators organized by Tufts CEEO.

Organization and Planning Resources for FLL Teams

Techbrick: Has worksheets, images and blank templates for use by teams. Resources are updated every season. Information from previous seasons are archived so if you need access to materials from older challenges, you can find them here.
EV3Lessons: Has mission planning worksheets, calculators and tools for teams. The site hosts several online/interactive tools such as a Sketcher for teams to map out missions. Resources are updated every season.

FIRST LEGO League Curriculum and Tips

FIRST Steps
Team Building Activities
Coach’s Corner
Current Season Planning Tools

Robotics Resources for Scouts

Robotics Merit Badge Requirements
Robot Virtual Worlds Boy Scout Robotics Merit Badge

FIRST LEGO League Forum
VA-DC FIRST LEGO League Listserv
LEGO Education Community (retired starting June 1, 2017)
LEGO MINDSTORMS Facebook Group
FLL Share and Learn Facebook Group

Stores to buy additional LEGO or MINDSTORMS parts

LEGO
LEGO Education
Bricklink: For purchasing specific parts and complete sets
Brickowl: For purchasing specific parts and complete sets
Mindsensors: For non-LEGO branded sensors that are compatible with the EV3
HiTechnic: For non-LEGO branded sensors that are compatible with the EV3

TECHNIC and MINDSTORMS Books

Isogawa, Yoshihito. The LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Idea Book
Isogawa, Yoshihito. The LEGO Technic Idea Book
Kmiec, Pawel. The Unofficial LEGO Technic Builder’s Guide
Valk, Laurens. The LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Discovery Book
Kee, Damien. Classroom Activities for the Busy Teacher: EV3. Also includes worksheets and challenges.

Challenges/Projects for Ideas and Inspiration

The NXT Step
Dr. E’s Challenges
Dr. Graeme
NXT Projects
Dr. Damien Kee
EV3Dev

MINDSTORMS Competitions

FIRST LEGO League
World Robot Olympiad