Robotics

Description

Robotics is a national 4-H project. It features curriculum that will guide you through the project. For a copy contact your County 4-H Office or order online at National 4-H Service Supply. For additional curriculum possibilities, explore the National Directory of 4-H Materials and do a key word search for Robotics.

Robotics 1
In this project you will explore and learn about robot’s arms. How design can change the function of the robot’s arm. You will also be challenged to build robots from everyday items.

Resource: 08431, Junk Drawer Robotics Track Level 1: Give Robots a Hand
08435, 4-H Robotics Youth Notebook
08430, Virtual Robotics Track DVD

Robotics 2
In this project you will learn about robots that move with legs, wheels and underwater. You will also learn the concepts on friction, basic electrical power and motors, engineering constraints, gear system and bouyancy. You will be challenged to build robots from everyday items.

Resource: 08432, Junk Drawer Robotics Level 2: Robots on the Move
08435, 4-H Robotics Youth Notebook
08430, Virtual Robotics Track DVD

Robotics 3
In this project you will explore robot sensors and analog and digital systems. You will build basic circuits to see how the components work. You will investigate basic elements of programming and instructions for robotics computer control.

Resource: 08433, Junk Drawer Robotics Level 3: Mechatronics
08435, 4-H Robotics Youth Notebook
08430, Virtual Robotics Track DVD

Robotics Leader
Resources: 08434, Robotics Platforms Track DVD
4H500, I’m a 4-H Project Leader. Now What Do I Do?


Events

Want to learn more about Robotics? Try the links below.

Robotics Project Training
Many counties hold local training for members and leaders in their favorite project areas, including Robotics. Watch your county 4-H Family newsletter or contact your county Extension office for details.

Wisconsin 4-H and Youth Conference
If you’re in grades 8-10, check out the next Wisconsin 4-H and Youth Conference, scheduled each June at the UW-Madison campus. The conference offers educational seminars in most areas of 4-H. Contact your county Extension office for details.


County Fair

The county fair . . . what a great time it is! Every summer, families flock to county fairs to see the latest 4-H project exhibits. Exhibiting is a fun and educational way for youth to showcase their project work to judges and to the public. Judging materials are supported by Bill Shaw in memory of his wife, Shirley.


Related Links

There’s so much more to learn in the 4-H Robotics Project. Just follow these links!

How Stuff Works
Learn how robots work.

Wisconsin 4-H STEM
Resources and links to science, engineering, and technology activities.


Project Support

For more information on the 4-H Robotics Project, contact the following:

UW-Extension County 4-H Offices
This is your link to a list of Wisconsin County Extension Offices. Select the county of your choice.

UW-Extension State Specialist: Joanna Skluzacek