In Rocking Robots you will find:
Day 1: What Is a Robot?
Day 2: The History of Robots
Day 3: People and Places of Robots
Day 4: Science Secrets of Robots
Day 5: Goodies and Gadgets of Robots
Although I did get a stack of books about robots out of the library. We didn't really use them or need them. (My husband and older son did enjoy reading some of them.) I really didn't have much interest in robots and the kids weren't that thrilled with it either but any time I've been hesitant about a Download N Go unit we end up having a good time so we went for it. I think we all learned a lot and it was fun to watch the robot videos.
I didn't take any pictures while we were working on the unit but we visited the Mystic Aquarium where they have a large exhibit that features underwater robots and videos with Dr. Robert Ballard. It was a great way to end our study. Well that, and the robot cake! (You'll find links to the directions in the study.)
|Dr. Ballard (a sign as you walk in to the exhibit)|
|a life size replica of Jason|
|I can't remember the name of this ROV (you'll learn what that is) |
but the kids can climb down inside.
|Inside the ROV. The port holes have "movies" going by so it seems as if you are underwater.|
|A Titanic exhibit where the floor is a movie screen that is like the sea bottom|
|I think I'll pass on that ticket even at the original price!|
|one of the movies|
|decorating our robot cake|
|Emma, Ryan and Jenna with our robot|
We really enjoyed Rocking Robots and I was amazed at some of the videos and the things robots can do. You can read more reviews on the Download N Go blog tour.
* I received a free copy of Rocking Robots in exchange for my honest review.