In this classroom pack of 10 drawbots, students will explore physics and engineering concepts by building a simple motor-powered robot in pairs or small groups. Encourage kids to experiment and design! They’ll use critical thinking to make predictions, form observations, and record results. Students will also investigate balanced and unbalanced forces by solving open-ended engineering problems. The project is broken up into three suggested class periods and serves 20-40 students.
Designed for 3rd to 5th grade classrooms, each pack includes all the materials, instructions, and lesson plans to explore science topics through project-based learning, while aligning with Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). They make a perfect gift for teachers, educators, classrooms, maker spaces, after school programs, and camps.
- 10 construction sets with high-quality materials
- 10 instruction card sets with illustrated instructions
- Teacher guide with lesson plans, discussion questions, worksheets
- Online introduction video, digital downloads, and more
"The drawbot project has a great transition from the concept (unbalanced forces) to actually making the final product. We did a similar project where kids made a doodlebot out of a cup, but it didn’t click in the same way. I felt like I needed something beforehand to help them connect what they made to a practical idea.
The teacher guide is easy to jump into and really leads you through each phase of the project. I’ve tried other curricula that are so dense that only 1 page out of 10 is actually useful. The drawbot guide is much more teacher-friendly."
- Ms. Greene, 4th grade teacher, Los Altos, CA