Design your own robot.
On the first week of this project, students complete this worksheet and discuss what robots might be created in the future. After making a drawing of a robot they think might exist in the future, we create wood sculptures of our fantasies using scraps collected from local carpenters. For finishing details, students glue buttons, pieces of broken toys, and plastic shapesto the sculptures to represent the working parts of the robots.
Although their creations won't be able to help them with their homework or clean their room for them, students can't wait to take their robots home.
Robot Design Sheet
Some jobs are very dangerous for humans. What are some of these jobs?
2. Bomb disposal
Could a robot be designed to do these dangerous jobs?
Make a drawing of a robot that you would like to make. Would you give it a name? What jobs would it perform?
If you could make a robot to do work in your own home, what tasks would you want it to be able to do? Make a list of possible duties for your robot:
Students use different media, techniques, and processes to communicate ideas, experiences, and stories.
Andrew Wales is an art teacher in Athens, Pennsylvania.
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