Shrinking Robots!

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Shrinking Robots!
Shrinking Robots!
Shrinking Robots!
Shrinking Robots!

Description: 

"Shrinking Robots!" explores the possibility of nanobots. Visitors learn what a robot is and how small real robots are today. They also learn that nanobots don't exist (yet) and consider some of the challenges in creating nano-sized robots. In the second part of the program, visitors design and build a robot toy from recycled and craft materials.

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Standards

Physical science: 

K-4: Properties of objects and materials
5-8: Properties and changes of properties in matter
9-12: Structure and properties of matter

Science and Technology: 

K-4: Abilities of technological design
K-4: Abilities to distinguish between natural objects and objects made by humans
5-8: Abilities of technological design
9-12: Abilities of technological design

Science as inquiry: 

K-4: Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
5-8: Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
9-12: Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry

Science in Personal and Social Perspectives: 

K-4: Science and technology in local challenges
5-8: Science and technology in society
9-12: Science and technology in local, national, and global challenges

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