Paul Johnson
Paul Johnson
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How does a human hand work? How does a robot hand move like a human hand? We’ll get up and move our bodies together with a robot as we learn how robots are designed to copy the way our bodies move. Design Challenge: Together we’ll build a paper hand that can open and close using straws and string.

Audience: Grades K-3

Equipment: Sheet of thick paper like cardstock, poster board, construction paper, 2-3 straws, String, Tape, Pencil, Scissors, (It’s okay if your student doesn’t have all these materials. There are still lots of ways to participate during class and the project could be finished after class.

Upcoming Session

KIDS TrackWhen: April 30, 12PM EDT (5PM BST) Duration: 30 minutes

600 of 600 spots reserved

About the Instructor

Paul Johnson
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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Date: April 16, 2020

Date: April 9, 2020

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