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138 resources with the concept robots

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Ocean and Great Lakes Literacy: Principle 7

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to take your class on an underwater adventure. The final installment in a seven-part series involving salt and freshwater bodies takes junior oceanographers below the surface in...
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Through Robot Eyes

For Teachers 9th - 12th
How do robots assist ocean explorers in collecting data and images? The final installment in a five-part series has science scholars examine underwater images collected by robots and identify the organisms shown. Groups then calculate...
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Invent a Robot!

For Teachers 5th - 6th Standards
Wait til your class gets their hands on this! Aspiring engineers design a working robotic arm in the fifth and final installment in a series of ocean exploration lessons. Pupils learn about the use of underwater robots in ocean...
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Can A Thousand Tiny Swarming Robots Outsmart Nature?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Kilobots, made from only $15 worth of parts, work together to achieve a group goal. The video explains how with a few simple lines of programming, these tiny robots tackle tasks in much the same way animals or cells have for centuries....
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All Fats Are Not Created Equal

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
Apply robotics to connect physical properties to chemical properties. Future engineers use robots to determine the melting points of various fats and oils. The robots can do this by measuring the translucency of the fats as they heat up.
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Take a Tour of the Space Station

For Students Pre-K - 6th Standards
Take a step into the International Space Station with an entertaining video that thoroughly details all the going on when astronauts call their home ISS
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Learning Roomba Module 4: Sensors and Actuators

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Introduce your classes to sensors and actuators in robots — specifically to the Roomba. Pupils develop programs that make Roomba utilize its different sensors.
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Learning Roomba Module 3: Controlling Movement

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Look at it go. The resource, the third in a series of five using a Roomba, explains the different types of movements a Roomba makes, then challenges pupils to create computer codes that will cause the Roomba to travel specific paths.
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Learning Roomba Module 2: Robot Configurations

For Teachers 9th - 12th
How do robots move? A presentation shows viewers the different types of configurations of that help robots move and lists the advantages and disadvantages of each of the configurations.
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Learning Roomba Module 1: Robotics Introduction

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Introducing Mr. Robot. As an introduction to robotics, class develop a definition of a robot and make distinctions between real robots and those in science fiction. They also study the basics of programming in Java to program a Roomba.
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Learning Roomba Module 5: Localization

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Where is my robot? Pupils create programs that utilize the localization services that a Roomba uses to determine its surroundings.
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Robots Inspired By Animals

For Students 9th - 12th
What would you name a swimming humanoid robot? Scientists went with the swumanoid. Video focuses on how scientists use animals and nature for inspiration in designing robots. It covers jumping, camouflage, flying, and more. These...
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Biological Oceanographic Investigations – Through Robot Eyes

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How can a robot measure the length of something when we don't know how far the camera is from the object? The lesson explains the concept of perspective and many others. Scholars apply this knowledge to judge the length of fish and the...
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Biological Oceanographic Investigations – I, Robot, Can Do That!

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
How do you decide the best person for each job? Would it be easier if you didn't have to consider their feelings? The instructional activity begins with a discussion of underwater robots. Then groups research one of these robots and...
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Robots and Artificial Intelligence

For Students 9th - 12th
Do computers think? The last lab in the series of five introduces the class to artificial intelligence (AI) and robots. Partners research how AI plays into the idea of getting a computer to see. The pairs continue to research about tasks...
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Automatic Floor Cleaner Computer Program Challenge

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Have your class use the engineering design process to program a vacuum robot. Using computer engineering concepts, teams program an automatic floor cleaner to traverse designated patterns. 
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Strong-Arm Tactics

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Experience collecting rock samples using a robotic arm with an activity that has pairs work together to operate a robotic arm. One pupil serves as the eyes and the other operates the controller. The objective is to be the fastest pair to...
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Red Rover Robotics

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Help your class understand the importance of exploration using robots. with a resource that provides a short history of robotics as a lead into looking at Martian robotic exploration missions. The activity specifically looks at the...
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Solving a Simple Maze

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
It is a-maze-ing how lost one can get. Teams reconstruct a simple maze and solve it. Participants create an algorithm that a robot would follow in order to solve the maze as well. The activity includes an extension directing pupils to...
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System Engineering a Robot

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Ever think, "If only I had a robot to do this for me!" Here, groups determine a task that can be performed by a robot or computer program and then tap into their imaginations to design a solution. To complete the project, teams deliver a...
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The Robot Challenge

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
It's every learners' worst nightmare: they drop their phone down a storm drain and can't get it back. Yikes! Here is an informative and entertaining video in which future engineers review the engineering process, and help to design a...
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Robot Body Language

For Students 3rd - 7th
How can you tell what someone is feeling when they aren't saying a word? Explore non-verbal communication with an activity based on Cynthia Breazeal's work with expressive robots. One learner puts a bag over his or her face and uses body...
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Can Robots Be Creative?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What is creativity, anyway? Check out this fascinating video on the potential for creativity from artificial intelligence. The resource provides insight into the world of computer programming and algorithms, while at the same time...
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Decorated Lined Paper

For Teachers K - 6th
Spice up the writing process with some fun stationery! This particular page, which features a UFO, can inspire your pupils as they write science fiction. See the materials for more designs. You'll find everything from pirates to fairies...