Robotics Engineer: Cleaning up Pollution

There is a lot of trash and pollution in a park where kids play. Engineers have been asked to come up with a way to remove a lot of trash without needing to expose people to the pollution. In this adventure, students will design a robot that can help with pollution. 

Click the buttons below to view or download the instructional materials for this adventure.



  1. Kenzie Belcher on September 26, 2018 at 6:24 am

    My students LOVED this lesson! At our school we have STEAM as an enrichment class (STEAM is STEM with Art included). I have enjoyed watching my students create their robot masterpieces!

  2. jgibson on March 29, 2019 at 1:41 pm

    This activity was a hit!! The ideas they have to solve pollution are wonderful! This photo is a photo of a turtle robot that cleans up plastic and stores it in the belly until scientist empty it!

  3. jgibson on March 29, 2019 at 1:43 pm

    The teamwork learned and displayed in these lessons is priceless! This particular robot swims in the ocean and filters polluted water!

  4. jgibson on March 29, 2019 at 1:46 pm

    Each group presented after the lesson, as this builds presentation skills and forces them to really think about how their robot will work and solve issues. This group developed a trash picker upper! It attaches to the back of a bike or skateboard and collects trash! “This way you get exercise, have fun and save the planet!” Their exact words!

Leave a Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.