BOT! The Secret World of Robots

STEM/STEAM Assembly Program | Grades K-6

Take an inside look at how robots impact our lives today...and tomorrow!

David Jack Robot School Assembly Mobile Ed ProductionsRobot – The mere mention of the word engages, enthralls, entices and excites children of all ages. In order to meet the 21st century challenge of an emphasis on STEM/STEAM education (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math), three-time Parents’ Choice Award-winning performer David Jack has created a fantastic new STEM/STEAM school assembly for elementary school students entitled BOT! The Secret World of Robots. This wholly unique show is the perfect combination of entertainment and education rarely found in STEM school assemblies.

David Jack Robot School Assembly Program Mobile EdIn keeping with David Jack’s personal motto “No Boring Assemblies!”, BOT! The Secret World of Robots is chock full of audience participation, humor and delivers curriculum-based information to students in a fun and interesting way. The show’s co-star is a “wacky” virtual character named Cozmo who leads David and your students on a high-tech adventure through the exciting world of Robotics. This high-energy school assembly is rich in multimedia content and offers live, hands-on demonstrations of real robots currently in everyday use.

Show highlights include:

  • Kids exploring the world of robot “programming” through human vs. robot competition. Age-appropriate math concepts are introduced as students discover a secret language only robots can understand.
  • The “real world” is what it’s all about and BOT! gives students an inside look at some jobs that robots might do which help humans. During the show, the kids (virtually) meet professionals who depend on robots on a daily basis. We discuss why these jobs are good for robots and how robots sometimes do jobs better than the humans who’ve programmed them!
  • Through robots, kids actually find out how important learning Science can be for their future. BOT! – The Secret World of Robots takes students inside the NASA Curiosity Rover exploration program. Martian weather and interesting scientific facts are uncovered throughout this portion of the program.
  • Technology and its continuing advances play a huge role in this school assembly. David Jack and Cozmo show how scientists, archaeologists, the police and the military are constantly improving our lives through their extensive use of robots and most recently their use of UAVs or drones. An unmanned drone flight could take place at any time during this show!
  • As a national award-winning performer, David Jack never fails to highlight the importance of the Arts to young people (the “A” in STEAM). David Jack points to the fact that one of history’s greatest artists created a drawing of what might have been the first idea for a robot almost 500 years ago! The importance of fostering the symbiotic relationship between creativity and technology has directly impacted some of the greatest advancements of the human race.

David Jack robotics STEAM school assembly Mobile Ed ProductionsKids love robots! That’s why we created the show that we did. It’s fun, funny, it’s exciting and high-tech, it’s participation, it’s…ROBOTS and your students will absolutely love it.

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Excite your students as they explore the emerging field of robotics in BOT! The Secret World of Robots.  Take a look at this short video!

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Program Summary

Grade Level K-6
Max Audience Size 200
Performance Time 40-45 minutes
Number of Sessions 1-4 sessions per day.  (Additional sessions available for an additional fee.)
Setup Time 45 minutes (15 minutes between performances)
Teardown Time 45 minutes
Required Utilities
  • A 25'x25' performance area  (no stages or fixed-seat auditoriums, please)
  • One electrical outlet
  • Two 6'-8' banquet tables
  • Two school-size student desks
  • One adult to assist with setup
Subjects Covered
  • What is a robot?
  • Real world applications for robots
  • Computer and robot programming
  • How robots are used by the police, the military, and by NASA
  • Drones and how they impact our world
  • Ancient robots

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