Why is Robotics Important?
In an increasingly technological world, there are many benefits that can be gained from introducing children to robotics and coding. From encouraging critical thinking and curiosity, to introducing novel skills and preparing children for the 21st century. Teaching robotics introduces children to complex subjects like programming and engineering; in a fun, imaginative and interactive way!
1. Get “Arty” and Color in Marty
RoboWeek is fun for learners of all ages! Empower younger learners to celebrate the field by colouring in their own robots! So grab some pens, get creative and check out our Marty the Robot colouring worksheet! And see how your learners can bring their very own robot to life!
2. Books on ‘Bots
Keep your bookworms happy and immerse your learners into the world of robotics through one of the many, fascinating robot-themed books!
- Boy + Bot | Ame Dyckman
- Robots, Robots Everywhere! | Sue Fliess
- Robot Zot! | Jon Scieszka
- The Robot Book | Heather Brown
- Robot, Go Bot! | Dana Meachen Rau
- Rabbit and Robot | Andrew A. Smith
- Me and My Robot | Tracey West
- Ungifted | Gordon Korman
- Robopocalypse | Daniel H. Wilson
- Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong | Prudence Shen
3. Get Coding with Marty the Robot Themed Lessons
Our ever-growing learning portal of fun and educational lessons and activities is ideal for children of all ages and abilities! Bring Marty the Robot to life using our screen-free coding activities, or if your learners are more advanced, then check out our lessons using text-based programming. A flexible learning platform, perfect for celebrating National Robotics Week!
4. Design Your Own DIY Robot
Think outside the box and inspire learners to use their design thinking and imagination to build their very own robot! After all, creativity and problem solving are vital skills for any Roboticist.
Useful tools for building a DIY (up-cycled) robot:
- Cardboard box
- Cardboard pieces
- Cardboard tubes
- Aluminium foil
- Plastic sheets
- Pipe cleaners
So grab some boxes and get ready to transform everyday materials into masterpieces this National Robotics Week!
Need more inspiration? The National Robotics Week official website lists numerous exciting RoboWeek resources: from trading cards to comic strips!
However you choose to celebrate, we wish you a wonderful, inspiring robotics week!