Best of: Robotics

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Our best of series, published regularly, collates our favourite and most popular resources for a particular topic.

This week: Robotics for year 7, 8, 9, 11, and 12 STEM students.

Although robotics is not covered in one discrete science understanding outcome, this resource contains what you might need to know to develop robots and how they can be used to help society – and hopefully open up opportunities for students to progress in this field after school.

Australian Curriculum Codes: ACSHE120, ACSHE121, ACSHE135, ACSHE136, ACSHE158, ACSE160, ACSHE228, ACSHE192, ACSHE194, ACSHE230

Year 7&8:

“Science knowledge can develop through collaboration across the disciplines of science and the contributions of people from a range of cultures”

“Solutions to contemporary issues that are found using science and technology, may impact on other areas of society and may involve ethical considerations”

Year 9&10:

“Advances in scientific understanding often rely on technological advances and are often linked to scientific discoveries”

“People use scientific knowledge to evaluate whether they accept claims, explanations or predictions, and advances in science can affect people’s lives, including generating new career opportunities”

“Values and needs of contemporary society can influence the focus of scientific research”


Each article should take around 5 minutes to read and activities should take approximately 10 minutes to complete.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this activity:

All must: State examples of where robots are used and why they are important.

Most should: State some careers and industries that benefit from robots and describe how they are used.

Some could: Discuss current and future ethical issues with the integration of robots to society.

Consider which of the above learning outcomes you should be aiming for throughout this activity.

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