Students create imaginary robots that can help us around the community, school or home.
Imagine a machine – a mechanical robot - that could help us around the community, school or house.
What would it do? How would it look? Brainstorm ideas on paper.
Make a 3-dimensional sculpture of a robot, with props to help tell the story visually of how it helps
people, animals or the earth.
Learn a multi-step process for building the finished sculpture (parts, base and accessories).
Learn conservation of materials and good work habits
Start with clean hands and work surface area. Good work surfaces include wax paper, metal baking sheet, or
disposable foil. Knead clay until soft and smooth. For best results, clean your hands in between colors. Bake on
oven-proof glass or metal surface at 275 °F for 15 minutes per 1/4 in thickness. For best baking results, use an oven
thermometer. DO NOT USE MICROWAVE OVEN. DO NOT EXCEED THE ABOVE TEMPERATURE OR
RECOMMENDED BAKING TIME. Wash hands after use. All baking should be completed by an adult. Begin by
preheating oven to 275 °F. Test temperature with oven thermometer for perfectly cured clay. Condition all clay by
kneading in your hands until soft and pliable.