RoboPots Intro

RoboPots

  • Introduces up-to-date electronics relevant to today's jobs
  • Develops problem-solving and critical thinking skills
  • Attracts diverse learners
  • Adapts to 5th-10th graders
  • Cross-connects with math, chemistry, physical science, computer science, and allied arts
  • Increases STEM literacy in either after-school or in-school settings

Creating artistic flower pots that electronically water themselves every twenty-four hours is a blast with RoboPots.  Now, Gizmo Garden has documented the RoboPots curriculum with videos and a step-by-step guide to enable libraries, schools, and after-school leaders to join the fun.  This video shows students at Bristol Consolidated creating their RoboPots.

Experience to Date

  • Roughly 40 kids have successfully created RoboPots at Skidompha Library in Damariscotta, where the program has been popular and has served about equal numbers of boys and girls.
  • At Bristol Consolidated School, science teacher Kevin Crafts and art teacher Andrea Cough  teamed up to guide all 81 fourth-eighth graders through RoboPots.  You can see video of the students creating here.
  • Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library's Assistant Director Desireé Scorcia led eleven students there in successfully creating RoboPots.

For more information on the RoboPots project, including how-to videos and a PDF of step-by-step instructions, click the Leaders' Info button.

This program was pioneered at:

and also ran at:

RoboPots was created by Michael Lee.

Documentation written by Lynn Farrin and Judy Silver.