Brief Description: The curriculum engages youth in learning scientific concepts and processes, the engineering design process cycle, and technology creation and building. Junk Drawer Robotics provides youth with these experiences by working with household items to complete simple design challenges.
STEM Subject: Science, Engineering, and Technology
Other Subject: Positive Youth Development
Grades: 5 to 8 (to participate in the robotics activities), 9-12 (to serve as teen facilitators for younger participants)
Student participants: Up to groups of 30
Format: Facilitator’s Guides (3 levels); Youth Notebook (one book that includes all three levels); online PDF facilitator’s notes