Lesson plans and teaching resources for the Edison robot

Getting your class started on a STEM education journey like no other is easy using the Edison robot with our free teaching resources. 

The versatility of the Edison robot makes it a brilliant tool for teaching a wide range of STEM subjects including computer science, coding, electronics and engineering. Our teaching resources are designed to help educators unlock robotics and coding to get the most out of Edison in their classrooms.

All of the resources, including the lesson plans, teacher’s guides and student activities & worksheet sets, are free to use and licenced under Creative Commons so they can be adapted, modified and translated.

“We taught nearly 50 students last summer and the Edison robots are FANTASTIC. The best devices I’ve seen for really getting the kids excited about robotics. The lesson plans and guides are AMAZING.”

– Jahi Awakoaiye — Advanced Math, Computer Technology, Humanities and Science teacher at Ile Omode School, USA

What are you teaching?

The Edison robot is the perfect base for teaching a wide range of STEM topics, including robotics and computer programming. Programmable robots, like the Edison robot, are amazing motivators and keep kids engaged and hungry to learn more.  

All of the Edison robotics programming languages have free teaching resources to help your students progress their computational thinking, robotics, coding and STEM education journeys using Edison each step of the way.

EdBlocks – block-based coding

Introducing students to coding and robotics for the first time? Working with students aged 8-12 years old? Looking for a fully graphical programming language?

EdBlocks is perfect for introducing anyone to programming, and the EdBlocks teaching resources are ideal for students aged 8 to 12 years old.

EdWare – hybrid-graphical programming

Working with students ready for the next step in their coding adventure? Need a language which combines the ease of drag-and-drop graphical icons with increased functionality from text-based entry?

EdWare, the original Edison robot programming language, is easy to learn and offers a robust next-step in coding education.

EdPy – text-based programming in Python

Ready to introduce students to text-based programming? Looking for a way to introduce Python? Already teaching Python and need a way to make it more accessible to your students?

EdPy, based on the popular computer programming language Python, is a highly versatile text-based programming language for the Edison robot.

EdCreate – interactive engineering and programming projects

Looking to promote creative problem-solving? Need a way to give students experience finding STEM applications to real-world scenarios? Searching for extra programming projects to complement the Edison programming and robotics curriculum?

The EdCreate Edison robot creator’s kit is a 5-in-1 expansion pack construction system is designed to work with the Edison robot. EdCreate enriches students’ STEM education experience through a wide range of engineering, design and programming challenges.

“I am very impressed by your lesson plans. I have a student leader working some of them and he is having a great time.”

– Lee Nicholson — Computer Science teacher at Alpharetta High School, USA

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