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Design Your Own Robot with the Museum Mystery Squad

Posted on 20/07/2017 in Features for Teachers Fun Stuff

Some people think that museums are boring places full of glass cases, dust and stuff no one cares about: wrong! In a hidden headquarters below the exhibits there’s a gang ready to handle dangerous, spooky or just plain weird problems: the Museum Mystery Squad.

In their latest adventure, Museum Mystery Squad and the Case of the Curious Coins, the squad are trying to find out why coins from the donation box have been found scattered all over the floor. Luckily, there’s a new futuristic robot exhibition at the museum so they enlist some robotic friends to help!

Class Discussion Points

  1. 1. What special features might a robot have that could help the Museum Mystery Squad’s investigation?
  2. 2. Can you think of any ways robots are used in real life?
  3. 3. What are some things that robots can do that humans can’t?

Activity: Design Your Own Dream Robot!

Could you be a Robot Technician like Zoe in Museum Mystery Squad and the Case of the Curious Coins? What would your ideal robot look like? Use our printable worksheet to design and draw your ideal robot! Zoe has left some spare parts in her workshop to give you some ideas:

X-Ray Eyes Robot

X-Ray Eyes

Gunge soaker robot arm

Gunge Soaker Arm

Indestructible armour robot

Indestructible Armour

Extendable legs robot

Extendable Legs

Curriculum for Excellence

This activity can contribute towards the following learning outcomes and experiences under the Curriculum for Excellence:

Literacy: Listening and Talking, Reading, Writing

Expressive Arts: Art and Design

Social Studies: People, past events and societies

Find out how robots help solve the case in the latest Museum Mystery Squad book by Mike Nicholson.

 

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