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The Robots Return - Objectives

High School Unit Objectives

Robotics Unit

  1. You Call This a Robot?
    The students will learn how basic parts of a robot work by building a robot using either a (1) Lego robotics kit, (2) a VEX robotics kit, or (3) other materials
  2. I Am Getting the Sense of This
    The students will learn the basics of programming and sensors by participating in programming and sensor activities.
  3. The Amazing Maze
    The students will learn the basics of programming and sensors and why they are needed by creating a Lego robot that will traverse a maze.
    Extension: The students will demonstrate the use of sensors by constructing either (1) a Lego robot, (2) a VEX robot, or 3) a Beetle Bot.
  4. Building and Marketing a Prototype Robot
    The students will develop their knowledge of basic marketing strategies by building a prototype robot and developing a marketing plan to promote and “sell” their product.
  5. “Future Opportunities Expo”
    (Optional) The students will become aware of possible future job opportunities in robotics and other technology related fields by organizing and attending a “Future Opportunities Expo”.


Embedded ELA Objectives

  1. The students will develop communication skills by working cooperatively in team settings, developing and implementing a marketing strategy to sell their prototype robot, and recording their learning in a learning log.
  2. The students will develop technical reading skills by reading and following directions in a robot building kit.
  3. The students will develop research skills by researching and developing a plan for building a prototype robot that might fill a niche or need in today’s world.


Related ELA Unit


Weaving ELA Skills into Robotics Through Science Fiction

  1. The students will develop their knowledge of the features of science fiction by reading and comparing science fiction stories and novels.
  2. The students will develop critical reading skills (analyzing, evaluating, synthesizing) by using a variety of reading strategies to interpret meaning in science fiction.
  3. The students will communicate their views and opinions on a topic by reading science fiction and responding to the themes, events, and concepts orally and/or in writing.


I, Robot
Goes Graphic

  1. The students will become familiar with the sequential art format by reading a variety of graphic novels and identifying common features.
  2. The students will learn how to create graphic novels by using an online tool to design a 3-4 panel sequential art representation of a familiar event.
  3. The students will demonstrate their ability to apply their knowledge of the sequential art format by creating a sequential art summary of a short story from Isaac Asimov’s science fiction collection, I Robot.
  4. Students will demonstrate their understanding of the main events in the plot of a story by writing a summary.


The Great Debate

  1. The students will develop critical thinking skills by comparing conditions in the imaginary world of science fiction to conditions in the real world.
  2. The students will become familiar with debate format, rules, techniques, and vocabulary by participating in an informal debate.
  3. The students will develop oral communication and listening skills by planning and presenting a speech to support their position on a robotics related topic.



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  • Nathan Patia, STEM Specialist
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