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Story: How Do You Build a Robot

Find out all the people and steps in making a robot!

  • Subjects
  • Coding
  • English Language Arts
  • Engineering
  • Inspiration
  • Robotics
  • Science
  • Duration
  • 5-10 minutes
  • Compatible Robots
  • Group Size
  • Large Groups (5-10)
  • Experience Level
  • No Experience Required
  • PreK-K
  • Grades 1-3
  • Grades 3-5
  • Things You'll Need
  • Computer or Tablet

Learn about all the people and the various steps it takes to make a robot from an idea.

Educational Standards

CCSS ELA K-8 Reading

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.1

Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.4

Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.7

Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.

CSTA K-12 CS Standards

1A-AP-15

Using correct terminology, describe steps taken and choices made during the iterative process of program development.

1A-IC-16

Compare how people live and work before and after the implementation or adoption of new computing technology.

2-CS-01

Recommend improvements to the design of computing devices, based on an analysis of how users interact with the devices.

3A-IC-24

Evaluate the ways computing impacts personal, ethical, social, economic, and cultural practices.

Next Generation Science Standards

K-2-ETS1-1

Ask questions, make observations, and gather information about a situation people want to change to define a simple problem that can be solved through the development of a new or improved object or tool.

CCSS Science Standards

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.6-8.2

Determine the central ideas or conclusions of a text; provide an accurate summary of the text distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.6-8.5

Analyze the structure an author uses to organize a text, including how the major sections contribute to the whole and to an understanding of the topic.

ISTE Standards

3. Research and Information Fluency

Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information.

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

5c

Demonstrate personal responsibility for lifelong learning

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