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A Robot Takes Shape - Day 1

Discovery Experience 3 – A Robot Takes Shape
  1. The students will understand how the parts of a robot work together by building a robot from a kit.
  2. The students will understand the importance of individual roles when participating in a teamwork activity.

ResourcesTime Allotment: 2 days

Day 1: (Building the Robot)

Materials Needed:

  1. Lego robot kit
  2. Instructions to build an EducatorBot
  3. Teamwork evaluation sheet (TR)
  4. Resource for tutorial on how to build a Lego Robot


Procedure:

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  1. Students are given the instructions and told to build the EducatorBot as shown in the kit instructions
    • Recommended: Use instructions found in the LEGO robotics kit
    • If needed, there are other designs that can be used:
    • Ex 1: Domabot
    • Ex 2: Domabot2
  2. Students are to work in groups of three to four as a team.
    • Signs should be made for the roles each student will play (TR)
      • Manager - one who reads the instruction
      • Parts Specialist - person(s) who find(s) the pieces
      • Constructor - person who puts the pieces together
    • Roles (and signs) will switch every three steps in the instruction until the robot is completed
  3. Fill out the Teamwork Evaluation sheet once the robot is completed
  4. In their learning logs, students will write about their team experience and  their contributions as a working member of a team.
    1. Reflect on how the team worked together, what they learned, any problems they had and how they solved them
    2. Other questions could include: “What was your favorite role and why?” “What was the most difficult part about working together?” “Did everyone share equally in all the work? Explain.”

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Contact Info

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

The Krause Family Foundation: ‘Alana Ke Aloha

  • ‘Alana Ke Aloha places relationship at the heart of all learning.  We create and support projects that engage participants’ imagination, collaboration, and problem solving toward a healthy planet.
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