Featured (Free) Lesson Plan: A Robot Is Born


Big Questions:

  • What makes a robot a robot?
  • How does a robot actually work?
  • What can robots teach us about ourselves?

Lesson Description:

There’s more to learn from robotics than just robotics. Robots have a long and fascinating history. They perform amazing tasks in amazing places. Most importantly, in understanding how robots function and think, we can better understand ourselves, and how our technological advances impact the way we live and the way we think.

Explore the components that make up a robot, as well as the process by which they are built and programmed. Using visual aids and narrative passages, tell the “life story” of a robot.’

Want to give this a try with your class, or with your kids at home? Download it (and a whole lot of other great resources) for free, right here!