This lesson is used to review electricity, currents, and energy. This lesson is also an introduction to Robots. The Cube-lets are used as a connection between Robots and currents. Students will discuss electricity, current, energy, and circuits (based on their grade level.)

They will also receive a brief introduction to robots with a discussion of how they are used, or will be used in the future. Students will then use a box of Cube-lets, magnetic blocks that can be snapped together to create their own robots. No programming or wiring is needed and each unique arrangement is a new robot, with new behaviors based on the combination used. Logical thinking, patterns and sequencing are developed as children put together their creations. *(Appropriate for most grade levels.) *

__Lesson Time__: 60-80 minutes

__Student Activity 1__: Small groups of students act out electrons moving in a conductive wire using blocks.

__Student Activity 2__: Students will learn how to use Cube-lets to build simple robots in a guided lesson.

__Student Activity 3__: Students get to experiment on their own to see if they can build the robots on the challenge cards.

__Group work__: Students will work in groups of 3 or 4 (a total of 6 groups is best). In order to save time, teachers are asked to create the groups before our Wizard arrives.

__Science Standards__:

**1.PS.2:** Objects can be moved in a variety of ways, such as straight, zigzag, circular and back and forth.

**2.PS.1:** Forces change the motion of an object.

**3.PS.3:** Heat, electrical energy, light, sound and magnetic energy are forms of energy.

**4.PS.2:** Energy can be transferred from one location to another or can be transformed from one form to another. Electric circuits require a complete loop of conducting materials through which electrical energy can be transferred. Electrical energy in circuits can be transformed to other forms of energy, including light, heat, sound and motion.

**6.PS.4:** An objectâ€™s motion can be described by its speed and the direction in which it is moving.

**7.PS.4:** Energy can be transferred through a variety of ways.

**8.PS.2:** Forces can act to change the motion of objects.

Technology Standards:* STRAND: Design and Technology
Topic 3: Demonstrate that solutions to complex problems require collaboration, interdisciplinary understanding, and systems thinking.
Topic 4: Evaluate designs using functional, aesthetic and creative elements. *