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Grade 9 Robotics

“When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal,
you do not change your decision to get there.” – Zig Ziglar


The Grade 9 students, though with limited time, took on the Robotics unit with much confidence. To review previous lessons and exercise in Robotics, the class was divided into groups who were assigned to discuss and give their classmates a “walkthrough” of the challenge assigned to them. These challenges included the following:

Walled Maze Challenge – robot must travel from point 1 to point 2 then avoid the walls using the ultrasonic sensor.Walled Maze Challenge




The Vacuum Challenge simulates the movement of the vacuum cleaner. The robot is programmed to go around the table until it bumps a wall then moves back and afterwards, keep on going around.



Intersections Challenge -Students must program their robot to drive around the block, stopping at each line for at least one second, completing one full lap around the block to beat the challenge.Intersections ChallengeIMG_3496


Close Shave Challenge – the students started their robots behind the black line. With a toss of a coin, their programmed robot will move either to the edge of the first, second or third tile.

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After review, students learned and practiced the use of the Move Block for the Gripper. This allows their robot to pick up a ball and drop it to a specific bin Using the switch block in programming and light sensor to detect the brightness or darkness of the ball color, they made their robots decide which one is red or blue. After it grips the ball, their robots will move from one to the next station and drop their ball in the correct bin.


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Snapchat Geofilter


It is official!

CISM has its own Snapchat Geofilter!

Dragon Online (CISM’s Digital Arts club), in partnership with Digital Literacy organized a Snapchat Geofilter competition. All students were encouraged to join and send their entries. Time during Digital Literacy classes were given to students to enable them to design their own geofilter that will represent CISM.

Here is the chosen design from one of the grade 9 students. Winner was announced during the Upper School Assembly.




Here are some snapshots using the CISM geofilter:

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