This book is a wonderful read aloud for grades 3-6. Follow the adventures of Roz, the robot, and her adventures on an island where she must adapt in order to survive. Along the way, she encounters many challenges which she must overcome. Your students can overcome the challenges right alongside Roz as they complete the STEM challenges that go along with the book.
→3 Main STEM Challenges (camouflage, shelter, prosthetic foot)
→Detailed instructions to build the robot (2 index cards per robot)
→Sample images for the challenges
→Extension activities (one for each challenge - research project or math extension)
→Discussion questions to use with the challenges
→Science/engineering vocabulary terms and word wall cards
→Recording pages to follow the engineering design process, both standard and graphic organizer format
→Data recording sheets to document testing
→2 bonus STEM challenges
→Task card challenges for even MORE STEM challenges!
→Printable posters for each of the main challenges, bonus challenge, and STEM bulletin board.
My kids absolutely loved The Wild Robot! It is very easy to get through as a read aloud, and your students will be begging you for "just one more chapter!" You will not need a lot of expensive materials to complete this challenge. You will need 4x6 index cards. Other than that, your options are pretty open to use what you have available, such as paper, cardboard, recyclables, tape, aluminum foil.