This grant is for an engineering and art integrated project that will challenge students to create small drawing machines that will move on their own with a battery powered vibrating motor. These little ARTBOTS will be constructed from lightweight foam, markers, a battery operated electric toothbrush then decorated with wiggle eyes, yarn, pipe cleaners and other craft items. Students will work to design, plan and build an ART BOT and use it to create their own piece of abstract art. The ART BOTS connect art and engineering as students build these little motorized art-making machines. When built they will create different lines, dots, and dashes on the paper below them as they operate.

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School:
Burney Elementary 
Category:
Other 
Teacher/
Administrator:
Tina Cook 
 
121435 
Students Impacted:
50 
Grade Levels Impacted:
K-5 
Date:
December 13, 2018

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Only $368.72 Needed

 

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Project Goal

This grant is for an engineering and art integrated project that will challenge students to create small drawing machines that will move on their own with a battery powered vibrating motor. These little ARTBOTS will be constructed from lightweight foam, markers, a battery operated electric toothbrush then decorated with wiggle eyes, yarn, pipe cleaners and other craft items. Students will work to design, plan and build an ART BOT and use it to create their own piece of abstract art. The ART BOTS connect art and engineering as students build these little motorized art-making machines. When built they will create different lines, dots, and dashes on the paper below them as they operate.

 

 

How Project Benefits Students

This activity covers visual art, engineering, art creation, problem-solving and is a STEAM project. The most important thing to remember about teaching STEAM to early learners is that they are perfectly adapted to learn STEAM concepts, and it is not difficult to teach STEAM to young children. The secret is to tap into their natural and innate curiosity about the living world.
The connected standards are:
Standards the will be covered are:
VA.A.1.1.1.K.1. The student creates works that are personally meaningful and draw from experience, observation, or imagination.
VA.A.1.1.1.K.8. The student uses gluing and pasting techniques.
VA.B.1.1.3.K.1. The student describes choices made in his/her artwork.
VA.A.1.1.2.K.2. The student explores tools/materials appropriately.
MA.K.G.2.2. Identify, name, describe and sort basic two-dimensional shapes such as squares, triangles, circles, rectangles, hexagons, and trapezoids.
MA.K.G.2. Describe shapes and space.
SC.K.P10.1 Observe things that make sound vibrate
Also the Science and Engineering Practices:
Science and Engineering Practices:
• Asking questions (for science) and defining problems (for engineering).
• Developing and using models.
• Planning and carrying out investigations.
• Analyzing and interpreting data.
• Using mathematics, information and computer technology, and computational thinking.
• Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions (for engineering).
• Engaging in argument from evidence.
• Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information.

 

 

Expected Outcome(s)

The students will be able to meet the minimum standards stated in the project benefits .
At the conclusion the students will be able to answer questions such as: What causes the robot's motor to vibrate? How does the motor make the robot move across the paper? What causes sound?
A Pre Test and Post Test will be given to check understanding and growth . 

 

Detailed Cost Summary



Dollar Tree.com-Electric toothbrush- 3@24.00-
Total:$ 72.00 Motor for robot

Office Depot- batteries 10@6.29-Total: $62.90 For toothbrush power

Office Depot- Pom poms- 2@31.29- Total:$62.58 For robot design

Office Depot-pipe cleaners- 2@3.07-Total:$6.14 Arms for robot

Office Depot- googly eyes - 2@5.69-Total: $11.38 Eyes for robot

Office Depot -markers-6@7.89-Total: $47.34 Legs of robot to draw

Office Depot - duct tape-2@7.09-Total: $14.18 Tape on legs

The pool noodles will be cut into thirds to make the body of the robot. The students will use the battery powered toothbrush to utilize sound and vibrations into shapes. It will be inserted into the pool noodle to power the ArtBot. Batteries will be use to power the ArtBot, leading to lessons on sound and vibrations. The markers will be placed on the robot with colored duct tape. Once the ArtBot is designed and created the students will them move to Art part of the STEAM. Each student will use pom poms,pipe cleaners , and googly eyes to give their ArtBot individuality. They can use some or all of the materials.  

 

Items

# Item Description Total Cost
1 Electric toothbrushes $72.00
2 batteries $62.90
3 pom poms $63.00
4 pipe cleaners $6.14
5 googly eyes $11.38
6 markers $47.34
7 tape $14.18
8 pool noodles $91.78
  Total: $368.72

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