Robots, Androids or Toasters (3rd/4th graders)
What makes a robot – a robot? You might be surprised by what defines a robot and that there already may be some in your home! If you want to learn about the workings of the automaton, this is the class for you!
Discover with us what makes a robot tick and how the different parts of the robot come together. We will use creative dramatics, theater games, experiments, and demonstrations to examine the ways that scientists and engineers discover what happens inside our mechanized friends! We will use this data to explore the world of robotics.
You don’t need Artificial Intelligence to solve this puzzle!
Brenda & Tim Barrett: Brenda teaches elementary students as a curriculum specialist in White Bear Lake. Tim has created and taught classes for eight years at The Bakken Museum using creative dramatics to talk about science. They also worked with CLIMB Theater to teach K-12 students creative activities to deal with real life issues. Both Brenda and Tim have taught gifted students at YES classes since 2008. They enjoy finding new and curious connections between the worlds of art and science.