Kids · Learning
How does a human hand work? How does a robot hand move like a human hand? We’ll learn how robots are designed to copy the way our bodies move. Design Challenge: Together we'll build cardboard and straw robot fingers that can open and close.

Supplies: 5 straws, String, Tape, 6" x 6" square of cardboard, 4" x 4" square of cardboard or paperboard, Scissors
Audience: Ages 9-11

Upcoming Session

July 16, 2 PM EDT
For Kids · 30 mins

11 of 40 spots reserved

Meet Our Instructor

Paul Johnson
Paul is a certified Positive Discipline in the Classroom educator. He teaches after-school robotics and coaches elementary and middle school Lego League robotics teams for Avenues. His company Manhattan House of Robots develops STEM programs for after-school and summer enrichment. Before working in education Paul spent a decade in China managing engineering teams through every phase of product design, user feedback, production and quality control. He's a Certified Scrum Master and is part of an Agile Education community working to teach children collaborative teamwork, a self-guiding visual cycle of learning, and failure as a necessary, positive step in the iterative cycle of improvement. Paul is also an award-winning writer and has published dozens of magazine columns on fatherhood, apprenticeship education, the creative benefits of multilingualism, and raising third culture children. He speaks English, Chinese and German.

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