In this activity children are challenged to create a ‘convincing’ replica child, perhaps one who could sit in for a real child in boring lessons.
Japanese scientists have invented the most realistic robot ever, using the most modern materials. This interactive activity challenges children to create a 'convincing' replica child - perhaps one who could sit in for a real child in boring lessons or for punishments! Through building on-screen robots, children will consider which properties of a range of materials make them suitable for particular purposes.
- to know and understand about common materials and their properties (level 3)
- to explain why some materials are particularly suitable for specific purposes (level 3)
These resources were initially developed in partnership with the Centre for Science Education, Sheffield Hallam University.