Robotics The Tech
Classroom Activities

Moving About

Materials Needed
  • variety of construction sets, toy vehicles, remote controlled cars, pictures and/or videos of vehicles and animals moving

What to Do

Look at various pictures (video clips) of animals, vehicles and robots. Think about the advantages and disadvantages of various methods of getting around.

Build a variety of vehicles out of construction sets or use remote control vehicles or other toys. Test them on different surfaces. Did some perform better/worse than you expected? Which would you use for speed? For rough surfaces?

Related exhibits: Terregator, Mr. Walker, Multimedia Kiosk

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