Disciplinary Core Ideas
- ETS1.B: Developing Possible Solutions: Tests are often designed to identify failure points or difficulties, which suggest the elements of the design that need to be improved. (3-5-ETS1-3)
- At whatever stage, communicating with peers about proposed solutions is an important part of the design process, and shared ideas can lead to improved designs. (3-5-ETS1-2)
- Science is a Human Endeavor: Most scientists and engineers work in teams. (4-PS3-4)
- Fine motor skills
- Following a procedure
Depth of Knowledge Levels Addressed
- Level 1: Recall and Reproduction
- Level 2: Skills and Concepts
- Level 3: Strategic Thinking and Reasoning
- Level 4: Extended Thinking
Barriers to Learning
- Fine motor skills and patience
- Students will assemble the robot
- Following step by step instructions to assemble the robot.
Final Assessment, project or product
- Completed robot with head and arms connected to servo motors
Step 1: Attaching The Servo Motors
Servos motors are used to move your robot’s right arm, left arm, and head. Servo motors can move a half-circle (or 180 degrees). Follow the below steps to attach the servo motors:
- Fastener: a hardware device that mechanically joins or affixes two or more objects together.
Step 2: Frontplate Assembly
In this step, you will now cover your robot’s motors by installing your faceplate by following the steps below:
Step 3: Attaching The Backplate
In this step, you will now cover the backside of your robot’s body by installing your Barnabas Noggin. Follow the step below:
Step 4: Attaching The Arms
Step 5: Attaching The Head
Every robot needs a head! You will be fastening the head to the servo motor sticking out of the top of the robot as described below:
- Why is fastening the motors from both sides important?
- What was hard in today's class?
- What was fun about today's class?
- What did you learn about yourself?
- What would you like to improve?
- How can what you learned impact those around you?