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Lesson:

Robot Design Challenge

Engineering,

Inspiration,

Robotics

Experience Level

No Experience Required

Grades 3-5

Grades 6-9

Duration

60+ minutes

Group Size

Individual

Small Groups (2-4)

Full Classroom (20+)

Compatible Robots

N/A

Details

Build your own version of the Cool Stuff Museum! Think like an engineer to design a robot that can help solve a problem. Practice giving and receiving feedback, making and changing prototypes, and designing with purpose! What kind of robot will you create to make the world a more joyful, safe, fun place to be?

Downloads & Resources

Robot Design Challenge Activity Packet

This resource is designed as an extension activity following a tour of the iRobot Cool Stuff Museum. If you would like to explore the Museum with your classroom or educational group, you can access the iRobot Cool Stuff Museum App for free here or use the link below!

To celebrate National Robotics Week throughout the month of April, we are hosting virtual tours of the iRobot Cool Stuff Museum! Learn more and register your class or educational group here!

Educational Standards

Next Generation Science Standards

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.

MS-ETS1-1

Define the criteria and constraints of a design problem with sufficient precision to ensure a successful solution, taking into account relevant scientific principles and potential impacts on people and the natural environment that may limit possible solutions.

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