Robotics The Tech
Classroom Activities

Design a robot

Design a robot

Materials Needed

  • drawing supplies
  • building construction sets or household junk -- boxes, rods, tongue depressors, pipe cleaners, etc.

What to Do

Decide on a task for a robot to do, such as catching a ball, digging a hole or washing the dishes. Be creative in your solutions -- think about how various animals and machines perform different tasks. Draw or construct a robot to do your task. Use household junk or construction materials. Time or materials can be limited to resemble real engineering challenges.

Write a story about your robot explaining why the robot was needed and how it will accomplish its task.

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