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In order to service you better, the Institute will be posting activties on a monthly basis for teachers that want to apply MI in the classrooms and parents that want to conduct MI activities at homes.  These activities are pulled from our partner schools and are written by researchers and experienced educators.  We welcome your comments and additions to the activity list to enrich the community.


Activity Title
Be a Robert


Triggered Intelligences    
 
Suggested Ages
*   Three
*   Four
*   Five


Domains   
Art
 
Materials and Equipment
1. Cardboard
2. Scissors
3. String
4. CD player and music with clear rhythm
 

 
Preparation
1. Please read the project description before you do the activities in this month’s theme.
2. Collect boxes until there is enough cardboard for all children to play.
 

 
Presentation
1. Invite children who want to participate to   pretend to be robots.
2. Cut the cardboard in to rectangles that match the lengths of your children’s upper arms, forearms, thighs and lower legs. Each child will need eight rectangles, two for the upper arms, two for the forearms, two for the thighs and two for the lower legs. Help them use the string to wrap and tie the cardboard rectangles around their limbs.
3. Play the music and invite them to dance.
4. Encourage them to talk about their experiences of dancing like robots. Ask them if their movements were stiff or flexible, and why.
 
 
Tips
When children are engaged in this activity, your questions and suggested inquiries should not be limited to the examples below. Think beyond the suggestions given to talk with children. Have real life conversations about the activity they are participating in so you can gain an understanding of what they already know and what they might want to know more about.
During this activity, you can talk with children about robots – there are many simple machines inside each robot. But the simple machines’ combinations and variations compose those complex machines.
 
This activity can be extended by: 
This activity can be extended by: inviting children to draw their own robot designs, or use recycled materials to build robots.
 
Feedback
We would love to hear your feedback and discussion on the following questions:
What is "MI" about this?
What else would you like to do with this kind of activities?
Are there other activities relating to these Intelligence?
 

Posted on: 2011/1/26 18:21
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