Project: Robotics: Science Research & Career Interest

Teacher: Leonard Biggs
School: Capital City School
Location: Topeka, Kansas USA
Start Date: 04/08/2010
End Date: 05/25/2010
Project Plan
Unique Requests of
Participating Mentors:

Mentors who are willing to assist diverse high school students. Assist students in researching, writing, and communicating effectively and proactively.

Description:

These students are interested in a science project based on their interests in robots. Students want to track the invention of robots, how they evolved, the future use, and possible career options in this type of technology. Research Questions that students must be able to answer: How did robotic technology begin? Why are new products made? How does technology change over time? What does a time line tell us? What is the significance of your futuristic robot for both quality of life and economic benefits? What careers are available now and might be in the future? How does technology change over time? Why are new products made? What does a time line tell us? What is the significance of your inventions for both quality of life and economic benefits?

Benchmarks:

1. Science Curriculum - current events 2. Research/Writing/Technology Skills 3. Career Awareness

Duration:

5

Grade Level:

10

Content Area:

Science

Student Outcomes:

1. PowerPoint Presentation on Robotics -Past, Present, Future -Possible career options 2. Messages

Evaluation of
Student Outcomes:

1. Powerpoint & Presentation Rubric 2. Classroom/work Involvement

Teacher Role:

1. Prepare and teach science curriculum 2. Communicate with mentors to facilitate communication with students 3. Grade student outcomes

Mentor Role:

1. Assist in research and reviewing drafts of student outcomes 2. communication 2x a week