Robots Alive: Almost Human
Students explore robotics. They design and draw a robot to fit a specified function. Students examine motor functions necessary for the robot to perform. They discuss types of sensors available to assist in the building of a robot.
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Engineering Design for Human Exploration
What would it take to live on the lunar surface? Small groups build model rockets in order to simulate launching a habitat into space and rebuilding it. Divide the class into groups to design and build a model of a lunar habitat. The...
10th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Globalization II - Good or Bad?
"To understand the present, we have to imagine the future." In his final video in the series, the narrator discusses an array of considerations tied to globalization, such as the implications of individualism, our impact on the...
13 mins 9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
The Operating System of Life
How is a factory of robots similar to a cell? Examine cell structure, specialization, communication, replication, and more through the lens of a robot factory. Cell metaphors can be a fun concept as an assignment; after watching the...
4 mins 7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable