Navy STEM for the Classroom. 3 Awesome Ideas. Homemade Wobblebot - ResearchParent.com. As with our wigglebot, this homemade wobblebot is not technically a robot since it doesn’t have any sort of decision making capabilities.
However, it is still a lot of fun to make and a great first “robotics” project for young robot enthusiasts. Like the wigglebot, the inspiration for this project came from the book, Robotics: Discover the Science and Technology of the Future. However, in that book, the power source was supposed to be a cheap solar panel. Well, we took the solar panel out of a solar lawn light from the 99 cent store, but when we were putting together our bot, we found that it wasn’t powerful enough to power the motor even in bright sunshine. Not wanting to disappoint my 5 year old, we re-used the battery pack from his wigglebot instead.
Science for Kids: Discovery Tubes. I have a soft spot for toys that teach and today’s DIY project sneaks some science for kids into a colorful, mesmerizing set of what I’d like to call Discovery Tubes.
If you’ve been searching for kid’s activities in the last couple of years you certainly have seen discovery bottles. They are a fantastic idea both for sensory play and calm down activities. 100 Engineering Projects For Kids - The Homeschool Scientist.