Robot Zoo Activities Index

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Welcome to the wonders of Robot Zoo, a traveling exhibit based on the book by the same name and developed by BBH Exhibits, INC., in San Antonio, Texas with sponsorship from Silicon Graphics,Inc., in Mountain View, California, and Time magazine, New York.

To help guide you we have placed preparatory or pre-visit activities early in this guide. We've also included one activity that focuses on some of the animals on display in Robot Zoo. Activities that require a bit more knowledge or that can be used to assess students' learning have been placed at the end of this guide. The glossary and list of references may be helpful when planning your Robot Zoo adventure.


Suggested Pre-Visit Activities

ACTIVITY

SUBJECTS

GRADES

1. Animal Shapes

Life sciences, Language arts

3-8

2. How Do They Move?

Life sciences, Physical education

K-8

3. Mouths and Meals

Life sciences, Language arts

K-8

4. Hide or Show

Life sciences, Art

K-8



Robot Zoo Animal Activities

ACTIVITY

SUBJECTS

GRADES

5. Bats and Echoes

Life sciences, Physical Sciences, Language Arts

K-8

6. Chameleon Eyes

Life sciences, Physical Sciences

2-8

7. Insect Investigation

Life sciences, Art, Language arts

2-8

8. House Fly Reaction Time

Life sciences, Mathematics

3-8

9. Platypus Touch

Life sciences

3-8

10. Rhino Senses

Life sciences, Physical Sciences, Language Arts

2-8

11. Giant Squid Jets

Life sciences, Physical Sciences, Art

3-8

12. Squid Sucker Power

Life sciences, Physical Sciences

3-8



Suggested Post-Exhibit Activities

ACTIVITY

SUBJECTS

GRADES

13.Join Two Bones

Life sciences, Physical Sciences (biomechanics)

3-8

15. Make Lungs

Life sciences, Physical Sciences (biomechanics)

3-8

16. Build a Beast

Life sciences, Physical Sciences (biomechanics), Art

3-8

Robot Zoo Word World

Life sciences, Language Arts

3-8

Word World Answer Keys

   

Glossary

   
References    



The Robot Zoo Book
Conceived, edited and designed by Marshall Editions, London, England.

The Robot Zoo Exhibit
Originally produced by BBH Exhibits, Inc., San Antonio, Texas with support from Silicon Graphics, Inc., and TIME Magazine. Now operated by Clear Channel Exhibitions.

The Robot Zoo: A Teacher's Guide
Text by WordCraft, Monterey, California. Illustrations by Kerry Ferguson, San Antonio, Texas. Design by Molly Castor, Silicon Graphics, Inc.