Reading, Writing and Robots- Oh My!

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KINDERGARTEN STEM

  • For this lesson, you will use ABCYa.com’s Make a Robot to engineer a robot from the various parts and pieces presented in the game. 
  • Discuss the terms engineer and scientific statement.
  • Your students will then learn how to print your robot and type a Scientific Statement  (a sentence or two about what their robot can do) using a Word Processor. I suggest printing out their scientific statement and robot and mount on a piece of colored construction paper. And, hey- it’s awesome to see the Tech Teacher’s student work in the hallway every now and then too!
  • Have your students present their finished project to the class!
Resources for your project:

ASK A NASA ROBOTIC ENGINEER! 

MORE FROM A ROBOTIC ENGINEER!

Assessment:

Rubric

Vocabulary:
STEM, Inventor, Scientific Statement, robot, engineer

ISTE Standards
1. Creativity and innovation– Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology.
4. Critical thinking, problem solving, and decision making- Students use critical thinking skills to plan and conduct research, manage projects, solve problems, and make informed decisions using appropriate digital tools and resources.
6. Technology operations and concepts- Students demonstrate a sound understanding of technology concepts, systems, and operations.