DIY mini robot activity for girls

Craft Mini Robot #1

Craft Mini Robot #1

Topic: Artificial Intelligence Careers

Empowerment Lesson Video: Why Consider AI Careers


  • Toilet paper tube
  • Tin foil
  • Pony beads
  • Construction paper
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Glue
  • Googly eyes
  • Markers
  • Yarn
  • Scissors

Video Discussion:

Tell students they will be watching the video titled Why Consider AI Careers. Explain that the video presents role models talking about the role of AI in our current lives and the importance of having women pursue careers in the AI and robotics field.

After viewing the video, ask students to share some of the examples of the use of AI in real life that they learned about in the video.

Activity Instructions:

  1. Cover the toilet paper tube with tin foil and glue it down.
  2. Use the remaining materials to decorate your robot any way you would like. Use the yarn to create hair, and the pipe cleaners to create arms, antenna, etc. Get creative!

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