Monday, June 25, 2012

Rocking Robot Wrap Up

Last week we finished our first Download N Go from Amanda Bennett so I thought I'd let you see how it came out.

Click on the Pic if you want the link

Here's what's included in the week from the Website Unit Studies by Amanda Bennett:

Day 1: What Is a Robot?
Day 2: The History of Robots
Day 3: People and Places of Robots
Day 4: Science Secrets of Robots
Day 5: Goodies and Gadgets of Robots

Did you know that robots build cars, defuse bombs, load dishwashers, cook omelets, vacuum, and even play in an orchestra? When was the term robot first used? Did Leonardo da Vinci really design the first humanoid robot? How are robots built? What will they be like years from now?
Most scientists and engineers believe that we have just begun to scratch the surface of all that we can do with robots and that the best is yet to come. The robot's fascinating history is an unforgettable study in itself, but there are so many neat science topics to investigate and exciting things to do!

Here's a pic of the lapbook that we did...minus the picture of the robot they built....bad mommy.

We also added these videos:

Day 1  Backyardigans - Mission To Mars
Day 2  Backyardigans - Robot Rampage  & Max & Ruby Ruby Scores (has Lilliput in it)
Day 3  Backyardigans - Deep Sea 
Day 4  Oswald - Naughty Cat & Nova Racing Robots
Day 5   Curious George - X17 (can't actually remember the name of this one)

We bought:

Robot Coloring book from Dover
Robot Sticker Book from Dover

Books we used from Library:
Cars on Mars
My Robot

Books we had:
Childcraft Space
Childcraft Ocean

  • Day 1 was about Mars and the Mars rovers that have been used to send info and pics back home. There was lots of rover play at the house.  We had the book Space from our Sonlight.
  • Day 2   Da Vinci and the first robot.  We built a water clock which was used OVER AND OVER!  
  • Day 3 Ocean Exploration using robots!  The kids decided to play submarine.  We had the Titanic Lost & Found book from Sonlight.
  • Day 4 Androids...I am a robot was heard ALOT around the house
  • Day 5 Farm equipment....we have seen or have alot of this so it was fun to talk about what daddy does

Overall...Ridiculously happy time learning about the history and uses of robots was had by all (including mommy).  

The thing I love the best about this unit study was you really didn't need to add ANYTHING to it.  It really was just download n go but I had some stuff and I knew the kids would like the stickers so I just added a little...very little.  There was maybe 10 minutes of time for me to reserve a couple of books, order coloring book and stickers and print out what I needed otherwise I just opened my Ipad and went.   An open and go unit study...amazing!

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