- 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.