Magnetic Micro-Robots

Magnetic micro-robots aren't just really cool, they have some potential practical purposes. An episode from the Veritasium introduces learners to the micro-robots and their possible future roles in biomedicine. Actual footage of the micro-robots gives scholars a firsthand look at their capabilities.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Follow the lesson with a lab exploration on magnets and magnetic fields
  • After viewing the video, have pupils give ideas for practical purposes of the magnetic micro-robot
Classroom Considerations
  • Learners should have a strong understanding of magnetic fields prior to the lesson
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Pros
  • Provides demonstrations of actual magnetic micro-robots movement
  • Interviews scientists that work and experiment with the robots
Cons
  • None