Robotics!
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Robotics! With 25 Science Projects for Kids

Illustrated by Tom Casteel

Where was the last time you saw a robot? Did you read about one in a book or see one in a movie? Maybe you saw one in Read More

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Hardcover, $19.95
9781619308107
Paperback, $14.95
9781619308138
eBook, $9.99
9781619308114
Includes: Table of Contents | Timeline | Glossary | Resources | Index | Metric Conversions Chart
Specs: 8 x 10 size | 4-color interior | 96 pages
Subject: Science
Leveling: Ages 7-10 |Grade Level 3-4 |

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Detailed Book Description

Where was the last time you saw a robot? Did you read about one in a book or see one in a movie? Maybe you saw one in a video game!

Some people think robots exist only in our imagination, but actually, robots are all around us right now. Robotics: With 25 Science Projects for Kids offers readers ages 7 to 10 an introduction to the history, mechanics, and future use of robots! Readers explore the history of robotics and discover how the first types looked and moved and what people expected they could do. Compare these early robots to those we have today, some of which don’t even have bodies! Kids discover how robots have changed as decades have passed and see how they now look, think, sense, move, and do things.

Robotics also discusses all the amazing things robots do for us—help us around the house, go into and explore dangerous situations, build our cars and other products, assist during surgeries, and protect and entertain us. Learn all about early robots such as Unimate and Elmer and Elsie, and compare them to modern-day robots Robonaut 2 and ASIMO.

Robotics includes 25 science-minded activities to engage budding scientists, engineers, mathematicians, and artists and help answer the questions, what exactly is a robot and where do they come from? Kids also discover how technology such as computers and other electronics of the last 50 or so years played an important role in the development of modern-day robotics. Combining hands-on fun with interesting facts, cartoons, and sidebars, Robotics provides young readers with a fun introduction to this fascinating and important field.

Robotics is part of a set of two Explore Technology books that introduce young digital natives to the history, science, and engineering of the tech world in which we live, using hands-on STEM activities, essential questions, links to online primary sources and real-life connections. The other title in this series is Simple Machines.

Try these hands-on STEAM projects!

  • Build a Walking Robot
  • Make your own simple accelerometer
  • Code a Sandwich

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Timeline

Introduction
Robots Rule!

Chapter 1
The History of Robotics

Chapter 2
What Do Robots Look Like?

Chapter 3
How Do Robots Do Things

Chapter 4
How Do Robots Sense Things?

Chapter 5
How Do Robots Think?

Glossary
Resources
Essential Questions
Index