I chose to read this book after receiving a free copy from Callisto Publishing. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.
Awesome Robotics Projects for Kids begins with explaining the history of robots and the difference between robots and machines. It also explains that robotics is an important subject because it uses every form of STEAM education: science, technology, engineering, art, and math.
Before beginning on the projects, there is a list of supplies needed to do all of the projects and places where they can be found.
The projects begin simple like how to build a circuit: simple, series, or parallel. They get more difficult until at the end, you can build a four-legged robot or a bipedal robot (just to name a couple).
Each project starts with a short introduction then lists the materials needed, total time it should take, and the steps involved. There is also a “Caution” for each project that lists things to think about to perform the activity safely. At the end of the project is the “How it Works” section so that kids don’t only make the item in the project, but they know why it works. The last thing listed in each project is the STEAM connection.
There is a helpful glossary at the end of the book and a page with links to other resources about robotics.
Awesome Robotics Projects for Kids is a great way for kids between the ages of 5 and 10 to have fun and learn at the same time!