Solving New Problems with Robotics

Students are examining how problem-solving skills are being applied to the realm of robotics.

By Mr. Rowland
July 20, 2016
8th Grade Science

Writing Prompt

Think about our past examples of how robots can be used to perform different tasks and solve problems.

What problems are presented in the article you read? What is one solution to the problem that your robot is addressing? Has it been successful? What are some other concerns the author mentions in the text?

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8th Grade Literacy Standards in Science

This lesson teaches the following grade level appropriate state literacy standards. The cubes provide an abbreviation of the standard name and reference number. Click Add to My Lesson Plans to make a copy of the lesson. Making a copy will allow you to update any information including the literacy standards.

Integrate quantitative or technical information expressed in words in a text with a version of that information expressed visually (e.g., in a flowchart, diagram, model, graph, or table).
Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacherled) with diverse partners on grade 8 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, using search terms effectively; assess the credibility and accuracy of each source; and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citation.
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