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Thursday, December 3, 2020
Home Education Robot Building Party

Robot Building Party

STEAM Fair 2020 Activity

Thanks to Girls Scouts of Central Maryland

Imagine you could build any kind of robot you wanted. Would it be a robot that could make your life more fun, easier, or both? What would it do and how would it work? It’s up to you! At the party, we’ll learn a lot about robots– and build one too!


What you need:

Whatever you have available:

  • Paper
  • Pencil
  • shoe boxes
  • toilet paper rolls
  • pipe cleaners
  • construction paper
  • scissors
  • glue
  • tape
  • markers
  • crayons
  • yarn
  • googly eyes
  • stickers
  • pom-poms
Scouts building their robots out of craft material.

How to design a robot

  1. Watch video for instructions

    Using paper and a pencil, follow the directions given in the video to create a drawing.

  2. Share your drawing

    Share your drawing with someone else.

  3. Watch Video for 2nd drawing

    Follow the directions in the video to create the drawing a second time.

  4. Robot Objective

    Think of a job you would like for a robot to do.

  5. Build it

    Using materials around the house, create a prototype for your robot.Two scouts building their robots

  6. Develop Algorithm

    Create an algorithm, a set of instructions, for your robot.

  7. Share your creation

    Share your robot with your family.

How does it work?

All robots will be different! Using materials found around the house and some creativity, you can create any type of robot!

Check out www.gscm.org to learn more about becoming a Girl Scout!

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