Robotics 101



This short lesson plan includes two levels of robotics: Basics and Gears. Start with the basics as an introduction and then move on to the more-complicated and more-enthusing Gears. Includes background in popular fiction, a discussion of Asimov’s Law of Robotics, how to get students started, how to make this student-directed and self-paced, and how to wrap up the year with bot battles. Students build and program their robots in groups, keep a running online journal with images and movies to share with classmates, and learn to think critically and problem-solve.

The thirteen-page lesson includes:

  • summary of project
  • average time required
  • suggested grade level
  • Essential Question
  • Big Idea
  • teacher prep required
  • step-by-step instructions (where relevant)
  • examples
  • academic applications
  • class handouts (where relevant)
  • assessment strategies
  • sample grading rubric (where relevant)
  • Digital Delivery
  • Page count: 13 pages
  • Language: English
  • Suggested grades: 5-12

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