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Strange Mechanical Things - Days 3-5

Day 3 - Guest Speaker - Sharing Background KnowledgeRobotics Learning Objective: The student will know what robots are by sharing background knowledge and gathering information from a variety of sources.

ResourcesMaterials and Resources Needed:

  1. 2-4 student speakers from robotics team with their robots (or view past robotic competition videos)
  2. Student notebooks
  3. Classroom Anticipation Guide
  4. Robot costume (optional)

 

Procedure:

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  1. Review previous day’s understandings by revisiting the Anticipation Guide and definition of a robot.
  2. Introduce guest panel of students from local robotics teams. (or view videos and follow with teacher-led discussion)
  3. Instruct students to jot down questions they have during the panel presentation.
  4. Give students time to ask their questions after each presenter speaks.
  5. Summarize learning. Review anticipation guide and definition of a robot. Revise as needed.

 

Language Arts Extension:
Have students write thank you letters to the visiting robotics team members. Exchange letters with a writing partner to edit and proofread before writing a final draft.

Days 4-5 - Sharing Background KnowledgeRobotics Learning Objective: The student will know what robots are by sharing background knowledge and gathering information from a variety of sources.

Discovery Experience 1 can stop at Day 3 or Days 4-5 can be used for individual student research with teacher guidance on their poster project (particularly for more challenged students). The project will be completed as a homework assignment.

Discovery Experience 1 Reflection and wrap-up

  • Revisit Anticipation Guide and definition and make any necessary changes.
  • Explain that robotics is the study of robots and how they work.
  • Learning Log: Write about what you learned about robots. Share your response with a partner.


Assessments

  • Anticipation Guide (Informal assessment of background knowledge)
  • Learning Log entry


What's next? > The Human Body and a Robot

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