Robotics
Discover the Science and Technology of the Future with 20 Projects

Once, robots were only found in science fiction books and movies. Today, robots are everywhere! They  assemble massive cars and tiny computer chips. They help doctors do delicate surgery. They vacuum our houses and mow our lawns. Robot toys play with us, follow our commands, and respond to our moods. We even send robots to explore the depths of the ocean and the expanse of space. In Robotics, children ages 9 and up learn how robots affect both the future and the present. Hands-on activities make learning both fun and lasting.


ISBN 13: 9781936749751
Price: 15.95
GRL: W
Grade Level: 4-6
Ages: 9-12
Subject: Science
Trim Size: 8 x 10
Color: Black & White
Page Count: 128 Pages
Author: Kathy Ceceri
Illustrator: Sam Carbaugh
Also Available:
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Chicago Public Library selects Robotics as one of their best of the best books for Kids for 2013! 
 

 

Featured title in School Library Journal December 2013 "Focus on Inventions".

 

5Minutesforbooks.com—“Robotics: Discover the Science and Technology of the Future with 20 Projects is a dream book for the young person who likes to tinker around. All they have to do is open the pages and let their imagination go to town! It is filled with information relating to the history of robots, how you define what is and what is not a robot, and what their uses are. Then, of course, there are twenty experiments contained inside these pages for you to create your own robot . . . I highly recommend Robotics, both for the information that it includes and for the creativity it fosters.” Read the complete review online.

 

Publisher's Weekly—“Ceceri’s cartoon-illustrated activity book, an addition to the ‘Build It Yourself’ series, introduces readers to robotics, with information on its history, different robot technologies, and the evolution of the field . . .  Light in tone but dense with information, this guide should appeal to those who already have a strong interest in the topic and are ready for a hands-on challenge. Ages 9–12.” Read more.

 

Ed Sobey, Ph.D., Global Evangelist for Creative Learning, Co-founder of Kids Invent!—“Kathy Ceceri has packed this readable book with tons of information to inspire kids to pursue robotics. The activities are creative and will prepare kids to build their own robots. For children too young to program computers and use soldering equipment, this is the book to whet their appetite for robotics.”

 

James Floyd Kelly, Writer of LEGO Mindstorms Books—“I’m not sure what I like best about this book—the excellent hands-on projects or the easy-to-follow technical discussions or the behind-the-scenes stories about robots in the real world. Thankfully they’re all wrapped up in one great book for kids.”

 

Daniel H. Wilson Ph.D., author of “Robopocalypse”—“These exciting, bite-sized science experiments will catapult young readers into the world of robotics. Just remember to use your newfound powers only for good!”

It’s a hard job to design a robotic hand that can pick up an object without damaging it. Robotic hands usually have dozens of mechanical joints. This cardboard version also uses pull-strings to make the fingers open and close realistically.

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