They were tasked with making a robot that would color on the page. The first step was to tape the markers on the cup so that the cup would balance. Most of the kids taped their markers on the outside but Natalie taped hers on the inside. Then you had to tape the battery and the motor to the top of the cup. Then it was time to connect the wires. There was a rod that you had to put the mini clothespin on so that the cup would move. The kids thought this was great fun and loved watching the cup rotate. Some rotated in small circles and some in large circles. Others would skip a little and others moved smoothly. Some moved faster than others. It was neat to see how they were all different and how little changes could impact the movements!
Here are what the robots looked like as they moved.