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Robotics Worksheets for Middle School Students

By Trilby Hillenbrand

Hey, STEM Teachers! Ready to elevate your middle school STEM class with robotics but could use some support to kick things off? Explore this bundle of robotics worksheets—your go-to resources to ease the challenge of teaching something new while captivating your students as they delve into the fundamentals of robotics. Dive into over 100 pages of dynamic content intentionally designed to make teaching robotics a breeze and take the stress out of introducing this exciting subject.

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What’s Inside the Middle School Robotics Unit?

1. Introduction to Robotics Lesson:

  • Explore common misconceptions about robots through a human barometer activity.
  • Engage in a webquest to discover characteristics and components of real-world robots.
  • Apply new knowledge to solve a cut and paste puzzle.

2. Real-World Robot Research Project:

  • Research a real-world robot, identifying its components and tasks it performs.
  • Create a digital or paper poster and present findings in a gallery walk.

3. Effects of Robots on Society Activity:

  • Learn about the positive and negative impacts of robots on human society.
  • Watch a video and read an article to gather evidence and write an essay.

4. Robotics Choice Board:

  • Choose from a variety of activities to extend or review concepts learned in previous lessons.

5. “Rise of the Robots” Movie Guide and Activities:

  • Accompany PBS NOVA’s “Rise of the Robots” documentary to explore real-world robots and their societal impacts.
  • Follow contestants in the US Department of Defense’s DARPA Challenge as they build rescue robots.

6. Intro to Robotics Quiz:

  • Assess students’ learning at the end of the unit with a 10-question quiz.
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Why these Robotics Worksheets are Great

Adaptable for your Classroom Needs

These resources are flexible, so you can use them however best meets the needs of your classroom. You can choose to use each worksheet individually or use them as a complete intro to robotics unit. Each resource includes digital and printable versions of the students activities. Suggestions for differentiation are included in the teacher notes.


Each lesson includes detailed lesson plans, slideshows, and answer keys to make lesson facilitation a breeze. This will help you use your precious planning time for other tasks on your to-do list. It also makes these resources perfect for a substitute teacher with limited STEM teaching experience.

No specific materials are required

Nothing is worse than spending your own money on a cool new STEM program only to discover that you don’t have the materials you need to use it in your classroom. These robotics worksheets can be used to introduce your students to important robotics concepts regardless of the specific robotics materials you have access to in your classroom.

Real Teacher Testimonials

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How to Use These Robotics Resources in Your Classroom:

  • Teach each lesson in sequence for a 3-week introduction to robotics.
  • Integrate the robotics lessons individually into your existing curriculum.
  • Leave the no-prep lessons as emergency sub plans.
  • Utilize these robotics resources for extra credit, holiday break packets, or extension activities.
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Whether you’re a seasoned educator or navigating the realm of teaching robotics for the first time, these worksheets offer a versatile toolkit. The real-world applications, research projects, societal impact explorations, and movie guide activities ensure a well-rounded and captivating learning experience. Grab this robotics unit today and reclaim your nights and weekends, knowing your students are immersed in the exciting world of robotics! 

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