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SUBJECTS

life sciences,
language arts



GRADES

3-8



CONCEPTS

biomechanics



DURATION

one class period



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Objective

Students will learn to ... identify Robot Zoo Animals and the parts that make them work.

Background Information

This activity gives your students practice naming the Robot Zoo animals and their biomechanical body parts. The solutions are provided in the Answer Keys.

Activity

Materials

  • Copies of the following crossword puzzles and word searches.

Who lives in The Robot Zoo?

Crossword #1

DOWN

  1. Second largest land animal
  2. Insect found in house that spits on food
  3. Flying mammal that can see with sound
ACROSS

  1. Tallest animal on earth
  2. Grass-munching, high-jumping insect
  3. Large, deep-sea creature with 8 tentacles and 2 arms
  4. Color-changing lizard with a a sure grip
  5. Duckbilled, shallow-water hunter from Australia

What's it take to make Robot Zoo animals?

INSTRUCTIONS

For each animal part, fill in the blank with the robot's biomechanical part.

Crossword #2

DOWN

  1. Nerve
  2. Eye
  3. Brain
  4. Muscle
  5. Joint
  6. Bone
ACROSS

  1. How animals work
  2. Heart
  3. Animal
  4. Scales or Skin

What's hiding here?

INSTRUCTIONS

Circle all the words you can find. You'll find some forward, backward, diagonally and upside-down.

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