Robots are the future! In this engaging project, students will have the opportunity to explore their own interests and learn a lot as they conduct research about real-world robots of their choice.
This resource has a variety of activities to keep your students on task and engaged in rigorous learning, including:
- A graphic organizer to compile research
- Poster presentation guidelines, templates, and a grading rubric
- Gallery walk directions and worksheet to document what they learn from their peers
- An independent reflection activity
All materials are provided in printable and digital formats, and detailed Teacher Notes are included to assist you with facilitating the lesson.
How to use it
This assignment is independent and low-prep. Before starting the project, you will need to ensure your students have access to devices with internet and create printed or digital copies of the assignment to share with students. If students are working with printed materials, you will need to gather art supplies.
First, students use the internet to research real-world robots and choose one to study in-depth. Then they complete a graphic organizer with information about their robot. Once their research is complete, students create digital or physical posters that are used to teach their classmates about the robot they research. Finally, students share their posters and participate in a gallery walk activity. Lastly, students complete a reflection on the role of robots in our society.
This project is a great introduction to robotics or an awesome extension activity in any robotics course. The resource is also great for distance learning, a sub lesson, holiday break packets, or an extra credit assignment. Grab this activity today to save your planning and prep time, while knowing your students will be engaged and inspired with this research project!
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