Students will have fun assembling a robot with movable arms.
Creating this robot combines art, engineering and fun!
While students assemble their robot, discuss the engineering designs that comprise the various parts of the robot.
Supplies Used: Adhesive, Brads, Cardstock or construction paper, Glue stick
The teacher will die-cut the materials for student use prior to the lesson.
- Die-cut the Robot 3-D shape from cardstock or construction paper.
- Fold on all the perforations.
- Attach the arms to the body with brads.
- Adhere the ears to the head with a glue stick.
- Students can color or glue facial features on the head while it is still flat.
- Place adhesive on all of the tabs on the body and head.
- Fasten the body (along the tabs) to make it three-dimensional (Main Photo).
- Fasten the head (along the tabs) to make it three-dimensional (Main Photo).
- Create the legs (tracks) of the robot by attaching each paper strip together.
- Attach the legs to the body and the body to the head with adhesive to complete the robot (Main Photo).
Fine Arts-Visual Arts
NA-VA.K-4.2 Using Knowledge of Structures and Functions
- Students use visual structures and functions of art to communicate ideas.
Science, Technology & Engineering
Science and Technology and Engineering Education
3.4 Technology and Engineering Education
3.4.C Technology and Engineering Design
Pennsylvania’s public schools shall teach, challenge and support every student to realize his or her maximum potential and to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to:
2 Engineering Design
- Describe the engineering design process: Define a problem. Generate ideas. Select a solution and test it. Make the item. Evaluate the item. Communicate the solution with others. Present the results.