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Robotics Careers: Video-Based Career Exploration Lesson

Grade Level Grades 3-12
Resource Type Activity
Standards Alignment
Common Core State Standards


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Career Girls Empowerment Lesson Video Series:
Robotics Careers (4:26 sec)

Did you know that we already use robots for things like space missions and undersea exploration? Right now, we use robots for dangerous missions, but in the future, they might be used for a lot more! A robot might help drive your car or even cook your dinner!

Robotics is an expanding field, which means there are a lot of jobs right now and there will probably be a lot more. If you haven’t already considered a career in this field, the role models in this video might just convince you to do some research! Robotics is a collaborative career that requires all different types of people with all different types of backgrounds, so no matter what you’re interested in, there could be a great career waiting for you in the field of robotics.

Empowerment Lesson Video:Watch this short video as a jumping-off point for in-depth learning experiences using the resources below.

Fun Page Activity: This fun page activity lets you practice programming a robot. Think about how robots move and complete tasks while telling your robot to fetch a banana!

Independent Learning Guide: Watch the "Robotics" video, then use this guide to think about the role of robots and robotics in society. This all-purpose guide can also be used by educators, parents, and mentors to further explore the technology and ideas involved in robotics.

Classroom Lesson Plan: This step-by-step lesson plan is available to guide a more in-depth "before, during, and after" learning experience when viewing the video with students. This lesson plan is also suitable for use in after-school programs and other educational settings.


Acquire and use accurately a range of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when encountering an unknown term important to comprehension or expression.
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases by using context clues, analyzing meaningful word parts, and consulting general and specialized reference materials, as appropriate.
Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.


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