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DOUBLE TAB TO ZOOM ON PHONE OR TABLET Chapter 2: How Do We Build Robots? The activities in this chapter focus on engineering. Most involve hands-on, open- ended construction with a variety of materials. These experiences introduce chil- dren to core ideas in physics and engineering, such as simple machines and the design engineering process. Chapter 3: How Do We Tell Robots What to Do? People tell robots what to do through programming, also known as coding. We give robots commands using different kinds of programming languages. The activities in this chapter introduce children to coding-related concepts, such as identifying patterns and creating a sequence. You can conduct many of these activities with- out specialized equipment. This chapter also provides guidance for introducing children to tangible tech devices like Bee-Bots and Cubetto, as well as introductory coding apps such as Kodable and ScratchJr. Chapter 4: How Do Robots Help Us? At the core of relationship-based robotics is the idea that we can use robots to help change the world and make it better. The activities in this chapter focus on how robots can help people, animals, and our environment. These activities are intended for children who have already had some experience thinking about robots and who enjoy imagining what they can do with robots. Chapter 5: How Can We Learn More about Robots? The activities and resources in this chapter provide guidance on helping children transition from an introductory understanding of computer science to higher-level learning in elementary, middle, and high school. These ideas could also be mean- ingful for children in after-school enrichment programs. The Hundred Languages of Children The activities in this book can function within many different curriculum models. They lend themselves easily to theme-based curriculum units on the topics of robots, machines, building, construction, and so on. For teachers working in pro- grams that use an emergent curriculum model or a project-based model, these activities can serve as your go-to resource when children demonstrate an interest 16 INTRODUCTION COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL