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The Human Body and a Robot

Discovery Experience 2 – The Human Body and a RobotRobotics Learning Objective: The students will be able to identify the important parts of a robot and their functions by comparing them to parts of the human body.

STANDARDS ADDRESSED

SCIENCE

ELA READING

ELA WRITING

ELA SPEAKING/LISTENING

MATH

TECHNOLOGY

SC.4.3.2

LA.4.1.1

LA.4.4.1

LA.4.6.1

CTE.4.2.3

SC.5.4.1

LA.5.5.1

LA.5.5.1

LA.4.6.3

CTE.5.2.2

LA.5.6.1

LA.5.6.3

Time Allotment: 1 day

Materials Needed:

Resources
  1. Lego robot kit
  2. what is a robot? PPT (TR)


Procedure:

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  1. Think-Pair-Share: What are important parts of the human body?
  2. Write these brainstorm ideas on the board and focus their attention on the skeleton, muscles, senses, digestive system, and brain
  3. PowerPoint lecture (TR): A robot is analogous to a human body. Skeleton = outside structure of the robot, muscles = motors, digestive system = battery (power source), senses = sensors, brain = central processing unit (CPU)
  4. Show a built Lego Robot from kit instructions that is labeled to show different parts and how they correspond to the human body.
    • CPU brick is like the brain and battery
    • The motors are like the muscles
    • The builiding pieces are like the skeleton
    • The four different sensors are like the human senses
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  6. Getting to know the Lego robot
    1. In their journals, each group splits a piece of paper into five parts representing the five parts of the body mentioned in the lecture.
    2. Label and draw a picture for each of these parts mentioned in the lecture (skeleton, digestive system, muscles, senses, and brain).
    3. Hand out the Lego boxes.
    4. Students must place the Lego piece that is analogous to that part of the body on the sheet of paper. (be warned; the brain and batteries are in the same unit).
      • CPU brick is like the brain and battery
      • The motors are like the muscles
      • The builiding pieces are like the skeleton
      • The four different sensors are like the human senses
    5. Resources
    6. Students then draw these parts, as best they can, into their journals next to the drawing of the body part
      • See picture in TR


Assessments
: Learning Log entry

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Contact Info

  • Kathleen Letsky, Curriculum Specialist
  • Nathan Patia, STEM Specialist
  • Salvador Cabusi, Technology Specialist
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  • Krause Family Foundation
  • Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Tel: 808.778.1265

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