This resource will help you with starting a robotics course in middle school by teaching students the basics. In this printable and digital lesson, students will explore their background knowledge about robots and learn the basic components and characteristics of robots through class discussion and a webquest activity.
What will students learn?
The lesson begins with students exploring common misconceptions about robots in a human barometer activity and class discussion. Then they participate in a self-guided webquest to define common terms and learn about the components and characteristics of robots. Finally, students close out the lesson and demonstrate their understanding with a matching puzzle activity.
This lesson will engage your students and ensure they have the basics down before jumping into more complex robotics concepts. It also makes for a great sub lesson plan and review activity!
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