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Design Your Own Robot

What robot would you design to solve problems?

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  • Subjects
  • Art
  • Robotics
  • Science
  • Duration
  • 30-60 minutes
  • Compatible Robots
  • Unplugged
  • Group Size
  • Large Groups (5-10)
  • Experience Level
  • PreK-K
  • Grades 1-3
  • Grades 3-5
  • Grades 6-9
  • Things You'll Need
  • Paper
  • Markers
Draw what your robot would look like and tell us the problem it solves!
Educational Standards

Next Generation Science Standards

K-2-ETS1-2

Develop a simple sketch, drawing, or physical model to illustrate how the shape of an object helps it function as needed to solve a given problem.

3-5--ETS1-1

Define a simple design problem reflecting a need or a want that includes specified criteria for success and constraints on materials, time, or cost.

ISTE Standards

1. Creativity and Innovation

Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology.

1a

Apply existing knowledge to generate new ideas, products, or processes

1b

Create original works as a means of personal or group expression

2. Communication and Collaboration

Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others.

2a

Interact, collaborate, and publish with peers, experts, or others employing a variety of digital environments and media

2b

Communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences using a variety of media and formats

2d

Contribute to project teams to produce original works to solve problems

5. Digital Citizenship

Students understand human, cultural, and societal issues related to technology and practice legal and ethical behavior.

5b

Exhibit a positive attitude toward using technology that supports collaboration, learning, and productivity

6. Technology Operations and Concepts

Students demonstrate a sound understanding of technology concepts, systems, and operations.

6a

Understand and use technology systems