College of Education and Human Services
Master of Education (MEd)
Dr. Royal Van Horn
Dr. Paul Eggen
Dr. Sandra McDonald
The purpose of this project was to research and develop a robotics curriculum appropriate to junior high school students. Specifically, this project developed a two-week, ten-hour robotic curriculum to introduce eighth-grade students to basic robotic concepts. After a careful examination of the related literature and after an evaluation of current trends in robotic education, objectives were developed. The objectives integrated content from industrial arts, science, college-level courses on robotics, and very basic concepts used in elementary schools as an introduction to robotics. Lessons were developed which used a multisensory approach and activities emphasized hands on experiences for students. Conclusions which were drawn after a review of related literature, development of the curriculum, and pilot testing are included along with recommendations for possible improvement and expansion of this project. The importance of keeping pace with developing technologies is stressed throughout the curriculum which was developed.
Sims, Patricia, "Basic Robotics Curriculum: An Introductionary Unit for Junior High School Students" (1987). UNF Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 52.