Robotics Education & Competition Foundation
Online Challenges

9635B Repurpose

RoboKnights9635
Entry ID #: 9773
Created: Wed, May 26, 2021 12:29 PM


Welcome to Tower Defense, an interesting, simple, yet complicated game. In Tower Defense, you use VEX robotics parts from past years (as shown in our video) to try to stack towers. Whoever stacks the tower the highest, fastest, or in a variety of different ways wins! There are two different modes: solo, or against an opponent. Sometimes you have a blueprint on what type of tower to build. Other times you compete with other people to see who can build the highest tower. Tower Defense would be most fun for kids from 3rd-8th grade. It teaches kids physics and how to balance things. It would be beneficial for kids of this age group to learn these skills. A 5th grade teacher could use this game to teach their students balance since it is one of the science standards for that age group. If they learn stuff like balance and physics early on, they won't have to learn some of the simple mechanics of these later on. They can use this extra time in their lives to learn other subjects and work on other things. As noted previously, there are two modes: solo towers and double, more competitive towers. Solos would be with a single person building a tower with a blueprint, or building a “free tower” to see how tall they could get with a certain amount of pieces or in a certain amount of time. On the other hand, doubles would be 1 person vs another person to see who could build the highest in a certain amount of time or who could build a blueprint the fastest.

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Welcome to Tower Defense, an interesting, simple, yet complicated game. In Tower Defense, you use VEX robotics parts from past years (as shown in our video) to try to stack towers. Whoever stacks the tower the highest, fastest, or in a variety of different ways wins! There are two different modes: solo, or against an opponent. Sometimes you have a blueprint on what type of tower to build. Other times you compete with other people to see who can build the highest tower. Tower Defense would be most fun for kids from 3rd-8th grade. It teaches kids physics and how to balance things. It would be beneficial for kids of this age group to learn these skills. A 5th grade teacher could use this game to teach their students balance since it is one of the science standards for that age group. If they learn stuff like balance and physics early on, they won't have to learn some of the simple mechanics of these later on. They can use this extra time in their lives to learn other subjects and work on other things. As noted previously, there are two modes: solo towers and double, more competitive towers. Solos would be with a single person building a tower with a blueprint, or building a “free tower” to see how tall they could get with a certain amount of pieces or in a certain amount of time. On the other hand, doubles would be 1 person vs another person to see who could build the highest in a certain amount of time or who could build a blueprint the fastest.