Robotics in the Classroom
As our world becomes increasingly robotified, it makes sense to study robotics in the classroom so our kids are prepared for the 21st century and beyond!
Robots are used around the world in hospitals, factories, science labs, and even in space at theInternational Space Station. They have become a commonplace way to make life easier for humans. They’re also a great way to help kids learn logic, coding, design basics, critical thinking, and innovative understanding.
Today’s market is increasingly saturated by robots and robot kits designed for kids, from Sphero to KIBO to LEGO Mindstorms EV3 and beyond. These toys are meant to engage kids in thinking about the design, programming, and uses of robots. Robots can be an integrative part of STEM curriculum.
What if there are no robots in your classroom or library? There are still lots of activities you can do to encourage kids to consider the different uses and designs of robots, such as making a vibrobot or a passive dynamic walker.
Kids can learn lots of basics by doing some online coding and thinking their way through the steps a robot needs to take to perform simple tasks.
This ebook, based on the book Robotics: Discover the Science and Technology of the Futureby Kathy Ceceri, brings robotics to your kids’ imaginations!