Technology, Robotics and Machines
This unit introduces technology, robotics and machines through Robokot and Elesapian, two entertaining characters who bring this topic to life. This unit introduces the history of technology and explains the fundamentals of robotics. By playing games and solving activities, students will learn what a robot is and the difference between a robot and other complex machines. They will also learn the concept of programming and will discover all the areas in which robots are now a reality in their everyday lives. Also introduced is the concept of simple machines such as pulleys, screws, wheels and inclined planes, as well as how machines are used by people around the world and how this is linked to progress. By reasoning and solving the included resources and activities students will be able to learn about different types of machines and how they are used, and they will understand the concept of efficiency at performing a certain task.
Production Year: 2014
Duration: 12 min
Printable Resources: Yes
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