01 · Critter Bot

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01 · Critter Bot

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Project Overview

This project is perfect for any kid age 6-10 who wants to build their very first robot. Robot builders will use their creativity and dexterity skills to build unique critters that will move on their own while learning about engineering.

Next Generation Science Standards

  • K-2-ETS1-2 Engineering Design
  • 3-5-ETS1-1 Engineering Design
  • 4-PS3-4 Energy


Need materials? Purchase the Critter Bot Kit at our e-store.

Classroom sets available. Contact us at info@barnabasrobotics.com to inquire.

Tutorial Videos

How To Make A Critter Bot: Step 1 - What is Design?

How To Build A Critter Bot: Step 2 - Electricity and Circuits

Curriculum & Worksheets

Printable Templates

Quick Build Instructions

Critter Bot Build Instructions (Printable)

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