by Monica Fohn, Texas A&M San Antonio
Joshua St.John

In this WebQuest we will investigate the basic operations of robotics and their functions in life and the world around us.


We just finished learning how to build a lego Mindstorm EV3 robot and the use of the basic sensors. 

 Materials:  The LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Discovery Book (Full Color): A Beginner’s Guide to Building and Programming Robots


You are all now robotic engineers and now your city needs your help,  The mayor has called upon your team to help fix one of these 3 situations. Pick carefully because this job could make or break your robotic company.

Now it is your turn to design a robot to fix one of the presented situation.   You can choose from 1 of the  3 listed below:

1. The San Antonio River is over flowing.  The wall of water is heading for Downtown San Antonio and will hurt thousands of people as well as cause millions of dollars in damages.  Your job is to stop the wall of water from hitting downtown San Antonio.

2. We just had the local oil field well cave in, and 3 men are trapped at the bottom of the well. It is your job to get them out safely.


3. A tornado just rippedthrough your local neighborhood, destroying a square block of houses. It’s your job to clear all the debris.