Step 1: Start this lesson with students brainstorming ideas about how they would create a drawing machine. Then show them this short video of a robot that draws.
Step 2: Share with students that they will use a pool noodle piece for their bot’s body, a toothbrush motor and other supplies. Show how to use a Canoodle.
Step 3: Encourage students to get their Art Bot moving and drawing FIRST before decorating it. Students will solve problems along the way. Have students share their discoveries with each other if the class needs more direction.
Step 4: Once most of the students have their Art Bots moving, gather students to see if there are any inventors who can show how they changed the drawing path of their bot. Have those students demonstrate for the class.