P R O J E C T
C A L E N D A R
Instructions: Please complete the calendar below with enough detail for a Program Specialist or other staff member to understand the major
elements of the activity. Project cycle lengths should be as follows: 3-5 weeks for elementary youth, 4-6 weeks for middle school youth, and
4-10 weeks for high school youth. During the school year, youth should participate in project activities 3-4 hours per week. During full-day
summer programming, youth should participate in project activities for 6-8 hours per week. Programs should take breaks of no more than two
weeks between projects.
Project: Junk Drawer Robotics “ Giving Robots a Hand”
Activities to Generate
Student Interest:
Start Date: June 30,2014
End Date: 8/15/2014
Students will begin level one of Junk Drawer Robotics.
They will explore the function and design of the robots.
(Done early in the project)
Vocabulary Introduced in the Project: Engineering , Robotics, Grippers, Function, Form, Technician, Catapult, Pneumatics
PROJECT WEEK ONE
M O N D A Y
6 / 3 0 / 2 0 1 4
T U E S D A Y
7 / 1 / 2 0 1 4
W E D N E S D A Y
T H U R S D A Y
7 / 3 / 2 0 1 4
Junk Drawer Workbook,
Pencil, Ruler
Junk Drawer Workbook,
Pencil, Ruler
Junk Drawer Workbook,
Pencil, Ruler
Recap last lesson, Go over
Vocab.
Recap last lesson, Go over
Vocab.
Recap last lesson, Go over
Vocab.
Intro to Junk Drawer
Robotics. Go over vocab.
Complete pre- Survey
Activity A: Think Like a
Scientist. Pg 5-7
Activity A: Think Like a
Scientist. Pg 5-7
F R I D A Y
PROJECT WEEK TWO
M O N D A Y
7 / 7 / 2 0 1 4
T U E S D A Y
7 / 8 / 2 0 1 4
W E D N E S D A Y
( d a t e )
T H U R S D A Y
7 / 1 0 / 2 0 1 4
Junk Drawer Workbook,
Pencil, Ruler
Junk Drawer Workbook,
Pencil, Ruler
Junk Drawer Workbook,
Pencil, Ruler
Recap last lesson, Go over
Vocab.
Recap last lesson, Go over
Vocab.
Recap last lesson, Go over
Vocab.
Activity B- Communicate
Like an Engineer 8-12
Activity B- Communicate
Like an Engineer 8-12
Activity B- Communicate
Like an Engineer 8-12
F R I D A Y
( d a t e )
PROJECT WEEK THREE
M O N D A Y
7 / 1 4 / 2 0 1 4
T U E S D A Y
7 / 1 5 / 2 0 1 4
W E D N E S D A Y
( d a t e )
T H U R S D A Y
7 / 1 7 / 2 0 1 4
Junk Drawer Workbook,
Pencil, Ruler
Junk Drawer Workbook,
Pencil, Ruler
Junk Drawer Workbook,
Pencil, Ruler
Recap last lesson, Go over
Vocab.
Recap last lesson, Go over
Vocab.
Recap last lesson, Go over
Vocab.
Activity C: Build Like a
Technician pg 13-16
Activity C: Build Like a
Technician pg 13-16
Activity C: Build Like a
Technician pg 13-16
F R I D A Y
( d a t e )
PROJECT WEEK FOUR
M O N D A Y
7 / 2 1 / 2 0 1 4
T U E S D A Y
7 / 2 2 / 2 0 1 4
W E D N E S D A Y
T H U R S D A Y
7 / 2 4 / 2 0 1 4
Junk Drawer Workbook,
Pencil, Ruler
Junk Drawer Workbook,
Pencil, Ruler
Junk Drawer Workbook,
Pencil, Ruler
Recap last lesson, Go over
Vocab.
Recap last lesson, Go over
Vocab.
Recap last lesson, Go over
Vocab.
F R I D A Y
( d a t e )
Activity D & EMarshmallow Catapult. Pg
17, 18
Activity D & EMarshmallow Catapult. Pg
17, 18
Activity D & EMarshmallow Catapult. Pg
17,18
PROJECT WEEK FIVE
M O N D A Y
7 / 2 8 / 2 0 1 4
T U E S D A Y
7 / 2 9 / 2 0 1 4
W E D N E S D A Y
( d a t e )
T H U R S D A Y
7 / 3 1 / 2 0 1 4
Junk Drawer Workbook,
Pencil, Ruler
Junk Drawer Workbook,
Pencil, Ruler
Junk Drawer Workbook,
Pencil, Ruler
Recap last lesson, Go over
Vocab.
Recap last lesson, Go over
Vocab.
Recap last lesson, Go over
Vocab.
Activity F- Sense of
Balance pg 19
Activity G -ABC……..XYZ
Pg. 20
Activity H & I- Arm in Arm pg.
22 & 23
F R I D A Y
PROJECT WEEK SIX
M O N D A Y
8 / 4 / 2 0 1 4
T U E S D A Y
8 / 5 / 2 0 1 4
W E D N E S D A Y
( d a t e )
T H U R S D A Y
8 / 7 / 2 0 1 4
Junk Drawer Workbook,
Pencil, Ruler
Junk Drawer Workbook,
Pencil, Ruler
Junk Drawer Workbook,
Pencil, Ruler
Recap last lesson, Go over
Vocab.
Recap last lesson, Go over
Vocab.
Recap last lesson, Go over
Vocab.
Activity H & I- Arm in Arm pg.
22 & 23
Activity J- Pumped Up pg 24
Activity K & L- Just add air
design Team pg. 25 ,26
F R I D A Y
( d a t e )
PROJECT WEEK SEVEN
M O N D A Y
8 / 1 1 / 2 0 1 4
Junk Drawer Workbook,
Pencil, Ruler
T U E S D A Y
8 / 1 2 / 2 0 1 4
Junk Drawer Workbook,
Pencil, Ruler
W E D N E S D A Y
( d a t e )
T H U R D A Y
8 / 1 4 / 2 0 1 4
Junk Drawer Workbook,
Pencil, Ruler
F R I D A Y
( d a t e )
Recap last lesson, Go over
Vocab.
Recap last lesson, Go over
Vocab.
Recap last lesson, Go over
Vocab.
Activity K & L- Just add air
design Team pg. 25 ,26
Activity O-Q One for the
Gripper Design
Pg 27-31
Activity O-Q One for the
Gripper Design
Pg 27-31
PROJECT WEEK EIGHT
M O N D A Y
( d a t e )
T U E S D A Y
( d a t e )
W E D N E S D A Y
( d a t e )
T H U R S D A Y
( d a t e )
F R I D A Y
( d a t e )
Supplies Needed:
Supplies Needed:
Supplies Needed:
Supplies Needed:
Supplies Needed:
Introduction / Review (5
mins.):
Introduction / Review (5
mins.):
Introduction / Review (5
mins.):
Introduction / Review (5
mins.):
Introduction / Review (5
mins.):
Hands-On Activity (45
mins.):
Hands-On Activity (45
mins.):
Hands-On Activity (45
mins.):
Hands-On Activity (45
mins.):
Hands-On Activity (45
mins.):
Wrap-Up (5 mins.):
Wrap-Up (5 mins.):
Wrap-Up (5 mins.):
Wrap-Up (5 mins.):
Wrap-Up (5 mins.):
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