Give your students an edge on the future and show them why math and science matter beyond the textbook in the world of robots!
As educators seek out effective strategies for improving math and science achievement at all levels, the wide world of robots and the field of robotics provides an excellent vehicle for sparking the imaginations of students with a variety of interests at virtually every age. Robots, more than any other technology, represent a kinship between the science we learn today and the technology we will create in the future. The World of Robotics with Jack Burrus shows students how a number of educational disciplines come together to create the world of robots and to produce modern robots, including science, math, language, art, and more. This technology-based robotics assembly will have students mesmerized!
The World of Robotics will give your students an insight into the world of robots and an edge on the future with an educational and entertaining assembly program that shows them why math and science matter beyond the textbook! Jack Burrus brings the world of robots and the field of robotics to life with captivating images and interactive demonstrations that engage elementary and middle school students. Your students will be amazed as they learn how robots are used today, and the much larger role they will play in our future.
Student volunteers will help demonstrate a computer-programmable, mobile robot using its electronic voice, multi-sensory, arm, wrist, and hand. Robot pets with video vision, vocal recognition, artificial intelligence and balancing sensors will "wow" the audience with their playful antics. In addition, a robo-one class humanoid robot will show its all-too-human moves. During this robotics school assembly, upper-grade level students will also gain insights into the technologies that have shaped the digital revolution and the unlimited opportunities that lie ahead for their generation in the world of robots and beyond.
- Educational: Throughout, Mr. Burrus emphasizes the importance of science, math, and reading to give students a better appreciation for their current learning as the gateway to a rewarding future.
- Entertaining: As a professional educator and speaker, Mr. Burrus uses his vast experience working with students of all ages to captivate his audiences from beginning to end.
- Age-Appropriate: Each program is specifically tailored to the ages of your students for maximum learning.
- Comprehensive: Following the assembly, your teachers will have access to downloadable materials for future learning including classroom activities, projects, and educational websites.
Jack Burrus is a professional educator and speaker with a proven ability to translate technical concepts into understandable ideas. For more than twenty years, he has been actively involved in changing attitudes about science and technology at all levels of education by giving people a glimpse of the power of technology and its potential to shape the future.
His extensive experience working with global research and consulting firm has given Mr. Burrus valuable insights into what will be needed to prepare the youth of today for their roles as the leaders of tomorrow. His expertise in robotics and technology, combined with years of experience working with students, make his programs not only educational and informative but entertaining as well.
The World of Robotics K-8 Teacher Guide
A Window to Our Technological and Scientific Future
Robots in History Page 3
Robots in Literature Page 4
Parts of a Robot Page 5
Topics for Research Page 7
Classroom Activities Page 8
My Robot Page 9
Robot Word Search Page 10
Digital Pictures Page 12
Can You Tie My Shoes? Page 14
The Assembly Line Page 15
Useful Links for Educators Page 16
World of Robotics School Assembly Set-up Datasheet
Audience: K-8 Capacity: 400
Presentation Time: 45 to 50 minutes
Set-Up Time: 45 minutes
Take-Down Time: 20 to 30 minutes
Seating Instructions: Preferred presentation space is an auditorium. Students may also sit on the floor of a gym or cafeteria. If students are seated in chairs over three rows deep, an elevated stage or platform is advised. Please avoid seating younger students on bleachers. Please arrange audience by class, sitting with their classroom teachers, if students are seated in bleachers.
Assembly Requirements: Video/LCD projector with PC hookup requested. A/V projector cart. Large screen for presentation. Two extra long extension cords. Two 6ft. or 8ft. banquet-style tables with non-plastic laminate top.
Special Instructions: Any help with equipment prior and following is appreciated. Mr. Burrus prefers to introduce himself at the beginning of the presentation. Please allow him the ability to dim or control the lights during the presentation. Bottled water is greatly appreciated. Mr. Burrus tailors each presentation to the ages in the audience to provide appropriate information. His presentation can be customized for defined age groups (K-2, 3-5, 6-8) and wider age groups (K-4, 5-8, etc.). Please let Mr. Burrus know which options fit your needs when he contacts you.
Connects the need for education to future success.
Robots are an excellent vehicle to spark the imaginations of students with diverse interests. Robots, more than any other technology, represent a kinship between the science we learn today and the technology we will create in the future. Many educational disciplines including science, math, language, art, and more come together to produce modern robots.
Brings the World of Robotics to life!
Professional educator and speaker, Jack Burrus, brings the world of robotics to life with captivating images and interactive demonstrations to engage students. Kids will be amazed as they learn how robots are used today, and the much larger role they will play in our future. Volunteers will help demonstrate a computer-programmable, mobile robot using its electronic voice, multi-sensors, arm, wrist, and hand. Robot pets with video vision, vocal recognition, artificial intelligence and balancing sensors will "wow" the audience with their playful antics.
Educational and entertaining.
A robo-one class humanoid robot will show its all-too-human moves. Upper grade level students will also gain insights into the technologies that have shaped the digital revolution and the unlimited opportunities that lie ahead for their generation.
I am always skeptical of any presentation that claims they can address grades K through 8. Your presentation, I have to say, did that and more. All of our students were glued to your fascinating video of robots in action. They loved seeing the different robots and hearing about what they could do. As I observed the room I could see students of all ages taking in your descriptions of the robots and how they, our students, will be the generation that will make these devices useful. Your advice to the students regarding getting a multi-disciplined college education did not fall on deaf ears. Your words were encouraging about the enjoyment of a career involving science, math, and technology as well as the importance of reading in such a career. Of course seeing the robots you brought with you was the highlight. All of our students were excited to see your robots in action. It is difficult to reach everyone in a group with this age range, but your presentation had something in it for all of them. Thank you for coming to our school and sharing your obvious love of robotics and enthusiasm for STEM careers and education. We hope to see you again sometime in the future.
Sandy McHugh - Instructional Assistant
Our Lady of Perpetual Help School
Ellicott City, MD
Jack Burrus was great with the students. He tailored the presentations to their age levels and academic abilities. The students were very intrigued by all of the robots he brought and demonstrated. He was very patient about answering questions and did a good job getting the students engaged in the presentation. He was on-time, did not rush the presentations, and was very pleasant to work with. The students are already asking if he can come back next year!
Assumption BVM School
West Grove, PA
Jack Burrus was EXCELLENT! His ability to present math and science concepts through the World of Robotics not only held the attention of our K-4th graders, but also had them "ooing" & "ahhing" and laughing throughout the presentation. Then, his presentation for our 5-8th graders truly brought an awareness of how robots are used today. The knowledge and direction Jack presented to our older students really gave them insight into what is happening in the world around us and the possibilities that are yet to come. What a great tie into math and science!
Saint Mary School
Buffalo Grove, IL
The world of robots and World of Robotics School Assembly program was very well received by our Administration and students.
Niti Bahl - Arts in Ed VP
Dix Hills, NY
I attended the program for our K-2 students. It was a great show. Educational, but fun and kept the students engaged and interested.
Lori Brewster - PTA
East Meadow, NY
Mr. Burrus presented an incredibly informative assembly which was of high quality for our students and staff. His knowledge of robots and artificial intelligence as well as his effective skills as a presenter were impressive and appreciated. All students at our K-5 elementary school were engaged and interested throughout the entire assembly. Not only was the presentation a top-notch one, but now our students are greatly motivated to continue learning about, investigating and developing their own creations as a result of this authentic presentation. We recommend The World of Robotics at the highest of levels!
Ashley Dougherty - Assistant Principal
River Woods ES
We had a wonderful presentation on robotics by Jack Burrus. Our K-8th graders were engaged and entertained the entire hour. He is a great presenter and clearly has a passion for what he does. They kids loved the videos and seeing what robotics are capable of - fascinating!!!
Hilary Herod - Fine Arts Coordinator
Notre Dame School
Clarendon Hills, IL