Lego Mindstorms EV3 Robot - Educator Workshop


Saturday, March 11, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Von Karman Auditorium, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California

Target Audience:

Formal and informal educators for grades K-12 (some EV3 experience required)


Update, March 9, 2017 – This workshop is full. See below for online lessons related to this workshop. 

Let’s get those EV3 kits off the shelf! This workshop is for educators who have experience using Lego Mindstorms EV3 kits in their classrooms or clubs but are hoping to implement new NASA-themed challenges and lessons. Together, we will complete several space-themed challenges for students using programmable robots, as well as share ideas for getting the most from our Lego kits.

  • Participants MUST have prior experience with EV3s and bring the following:
    • A laptop with the latest EV3 software installed.
    • An EV3 kit in the configuration shown here.
  • Please be sure that, prior to attending, you have tested your kit with the laptop you plan to bring to the workshop.
  • This workshop is not available online; you must be physically present to participate.
  • This workshop is limited to educators at U.S.-based institutions and organizations.

Questions? Call the Educator Resource Center at 818-393-5917.

Can't attend the workshop? Explore these standards-aligned lessons online.

  • Robotic Arm Challenge – In this lesson, students use a model robotic arm to move items from one location to another, engaging in the engineering design process to design, build and operate the arm.
  • Lessons: The Design Process – Explore our collection of lessons that use the design process to teach students about science, technology, engineering and math. 
  • NGSS Engineering the Classroom – This tool for educators explains the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) for engineering, shows how they connect to NASA missions and science, and provides links to related standards-aligned activities.

This free workshop is offered through the NASA/JPL Educator Resource Center, which provides formal and informal educators with NASA resources and materials that support STEM learning. For more information, visit the Educator Resource Center page.