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ScooterBots NGSS

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Teach principles of engineering and electric circuitry.

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With colorful chenille stems, wiggly eyes, and a toothbrush head body, our ScooterBots are as adorable as they are educational. What makes them go? A battery-powered pulsating motor causes the individual bristles (or legs) to vibrate and shimmy, sending the bot scooting across any flat surface. Dozens of variables are possible. What happens if you trim or bend the bristles? Connect several bots together? Add stabilizing wire legs? A memorable way to teach principles of engineering and electric circuitry. Kit contains all you need to create these mini-marvels, including instructions.

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7 reviews
great fun but hard to assemble
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Kids love them WHEN THEY WORK. Getting the wires to stay in contact with the battery is hard and you may need a wire stripper for 24 gauge wire. for 4th grade and up.
Alan Feingold

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Super Fun
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I bought these as part of a "Toys" class that I ran. These were sooo fun. Everybody had a great time assembling them and playing with them - both in class and at home.
Elizabeth Nelson

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Kids love them
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I have used these in science class as well as in STEM club. Kids love them. Putting them together teaches a bit about circuitry while trying to make the bot go straight, go up an incline and do on really challenges kids to think and to innovate.
Doug Spicher

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Scooter Bots
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My 5th and 6th graders found these quite difficult to get the circuits completed on a continuous basis. The bottom wire got embedded in the tape and did not touch the battery anymore. They were quite frustrated - which can be a good thing if you figure out how to make it work. They found the small size hard to manage. The eyes did not stay on.
Sharon L Cumiskey

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Scooterbots
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The students love these; the scooterbots demonstrate many scientific principles.
Reba Boyer

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CBeach
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I bought these to check them out prior to purchasing lots for a class. Like that they come in a kit, however the motor wires are not stripped. They need to be stripped and tinned prior to using.
Corinne

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Too Cute
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These little guys are so cute! The kids just loved experimenting with all the different ways they could change the bots to move in different directions. Lots of great learning went on in my classroom!
Kyle

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NGSS

This product will support your students' understanding of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)*, as shown in the table below.

Elementary Middle School High School

K-PS2-1

Students can use the ScooterBots to plan and conduct an investigation to compare the effects of different strengths or different directions of pushes and pulls on an object's motion.

3-PS2-2

Students can use the ScooterBots to make observations and/or measurements of an object's motion to provide evidence that a pattern can be used to predict future motion.

K-2-ETS1-1

Students can use the ScooterBots in an investigation that requires them to ask questions, make observations, and gather information about a simple problem that can be solved through the development of a new or improved object or tool.

K-2-ETS1-2

Students can test and develop a simple sketch, drawing or physical model of the ScooterBots to illustrate how the shape of an object helps it function as needed to solve a given problem.

K-2-ETS1-3

Students can use the Atmospheric Mat in a plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence of the effects of balanced and unbalanced forces on the motion of an object.

3-5-ETS1-1
3-5-ETS1-2
3-5-ETS1-3

Students can use the ScooterBots to test design problems, compare multiple possible solutions, and carry out fair tests in which variables are controlled and failure points are considered.

MS-PS2-2

Students can use the ScooterBots to plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence that the change in an object's motion depends on the sum of the forces on the object and its mass.

MS-PS3-5

Students can use the ScooterBots to plan and conduct an investigation that constructs, uses, and presents arguments to support a claim that when the motion energy of an object changes, energy is transferred to or from the object.

MS-ETS1-2

Students can engineer the ScooterBots to evaluate competing design solutions using a systematic process to determine how well they meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.

MS-ETS1-3
MS-ETS1-4

Students can design, construct, and test the ScooterBots and then analyze data from their tests to determine similarities and differences among several design solutions to identify the best characteristics of each that can be combined into a new solution to better meet the criteria for success.

HS-PS2-2

Students can build and rebuild the ScooterBots in an investigation to understand the mathematical representations to support the claim that the total momentum of a system of objects is conserved when there is no net force on the system.

HS-PS3-3

Students can construct the ScooterBots in an investigation that requires them to design, build, and refine a device that works within given constraints to convert one form of energy into another form of energy.

HS-ETS1-2

Students can use ScooterBots to design a solution to a complex real-world problem by breaking it down into smaller, more manageable problems that can be solved through engineering.

Suggested Science Idea(s)

K-PS2-1
3-PS2-2
HS-PS2-2
HS-PS3-3

Students can build and rebuild the ScooterBots in a variety of ways to better understand energy, force, and momentum.

3-5-ETS1-1
3-5-ETS1-2
3-5-ETS1-3

Students can construct a variety of shapes with the pipe cleaners on the ScooterBots to test scientific and engineering problems.

MS-ETS1-2
MS-ETS1-3
MS-ETS1-4

Students can engineer the ScooterBots in a variety of ways to evaluate and design an optimal solution based on criteria for the constraints of the problem.

HS-ETS1-2

Students can use these simple, yet complex, ScooterBots in a variety of engineering design solutions.

 

* NGSS is a registered trademark of Achieve. Neither Achieve nor the lead states and partners that developed the Next Generation Science Standards were involved in the production of, and do not endorse, this product.

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