Science & Nature
Robots and Bio-Mimicry: Using Inspiration From Nature to Design Robots
Kids learn the basics of what a robot is and why robots are made, and learn how humans use inspiration from nature in their designs. Includes video clips, an active game, a design challenge and a craft to make from recyclable materials.
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We'll use photos and video clips to learn the basics of what makes a robot (sensors, processors and actuators are compared to a child's 5 senses, brains, and hands) and why robots are built (to do jobs humans can't do or don't want to do). I'll demo a toy robot mouse. We'll play a Simon Says style "programmer says" game, and sing a Robot song. I'll show video clips of actual robots that were inspired by nature - robots that climb like geckos, run like ostriches and swim like jelly fish. Then...
Parents will be given links to a blog post with ideas for optional follow-up activities.
No supplies needed during class. There is an optional follow-up activity to build a robot with craft supplies you already own or items from the recycling bin.
45 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
STEM Teacher - Inventors of Tomorrow
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
11 total reviews
9 completed classes
I teach STE(A)M Enrichment classes for kids from age 3 - 9. I've taught them in-person in the Seattle area since 2014, and have been teaching online since March 2020. You can find all my lesson plans at www.InventorsOfTomorrow.com, where I cover...