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Discovery Experience 4 –  History is the KeyThe students will demonstrate an understanding the history of robotics from its beginning to today by exploring resources and creating a classroom timeline of the history of robotics.

STANDARDS   ADDRESSED

SCIENCE

ELA READING

ELA WRITING

ELA SPEAKING/LISTENING

MATH

TECHNOLOGY

 

LA.6.1.2

LA.6.4.1 - LA.6.4.4

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Time Allotment: Approximately 5 days

Days 1-2  ( Understanding the Past)

Materials and Resources Needed:

Resources
  1. Internet access
  2. Nonfiction Books on History of Robotics (TR)
  3. Library reference materials
  4. History of Robotics Websites (TR)
  5. Note taking materials (index cards), highlighters, notebook paper
  6. Timeline Segment
  7. Timeline Rubric (TR)


Procedure:

  1. Refer to "Roadmap" and highlight step 4 - Learn the history of robotics
  2. State objective for this lesson.
  3. Explain timeline assignment by going over the guidelines and scoring rubrics
  4. Introduce students to resources available
  5. Divide class into small groups of 3-4 students
  6. Assign each group a time range
  7. This is a team project with specific individual responsibilities.
  8. Each member of the group will research one event or robot from the time range assigned to his/her group
    • Suggested Time Ranges
      • 15th Century & earlier
      • 16th Century
      • 18th Century
      • 19th Century
      • 20th Century (3 groups: 1901-1945, 1946-1975, 1976-2000)
      • 21st Century
  9. Review guidelines for assignment
  10. Allow time in class for research.  Complete at home.

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  • 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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