Published on Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 8:43am
Every Friday, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library Children's Room hosts a STEAM Team program for children aged 6-12 at 4 p.m. STEAM is a framework for learning based on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math.
This week, we will be combining Art, Engineering and Technology by making robots out of recyclable materials!
The first part of the robot making process is design. We will sketch our ideas for our robots and write out our intentions for what we would like our robots to be able to do. (Miss Cassie wants to make a robot that will take her puppy on walks while she is at the library).
Then, using cans, boxes, bottles, aluminum foil, construction paper and other assorted recyclables that Miss Cassie has provided, we will construct our very own toy robots! All you need to bring is your creativity and an idea that will make your robot your own.
So please join us on Friday, March 28 at 4 p.m. in the Children's Room (Room 200).
No registration is required. Please call us at 202-727-1248 if you have any questions!
Would you like to do some robot research before attending this program? Check out the following books!
- Boy + Bot by Ame Dyckman
- Clink by Kelly Dippuchio
- Doug Unplugged by Dan Yaccarino
- Robot Zot! by Jon Scieszka and David Shannon
- Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute by Jarrett Krosoczka
- Robot Dreams by Sara Varon
- Robot Frenzy by Erik Craddock
- Zoe and Robot: Let's Pretend by Ryan Sias
- Future Tech: From Personal Robots to Motorized Monocycles by Charles Piddock
- Ralph Masiello's Robot Drawing Book by Ralph Masiello
- Robot Brains by David Jefferis
- Robots by Clive Gifford