Wiggle-Bots - Doodling, Scribbling, Drawing, Racing Bots

$10.98

Wiggle-Bots are motorized contraptions that are designed and built entirely by kids.

Wiggle-Bots are more than a fun activity - they truly inspire. Watch eyes widen as wires are connected and Wiggle-Bots start to move. See how understanding and design evolves through experimentation and tinkering. Appreciate the challenge of going beyond step by step instructions and creating something completely new and innovative. It's an incredible experience. How will you wiggle? Your Wiggle-Bot can be designed to do many cool things.

You don't need any tools for this activity pack!
Scroll down to "Things You'll Need" for more info.
This is an educational product and not a toy. It is intended for use by ages 6 and above with adult supervision.

Activity Videos

Activity Documents

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Go Guide:

Give it to your students and go! This is the essential document to get students started with Wiggle-Bots, and it culminates in the Scribble-Bot Challenge and Wiggle-Race Challenge. There are two versions of the Go Guide, pick based on whether you ordered the Regular kit or the Super kit (which includes extra parts).

Regular Go Guide:
PDF DOCX Videos
For the Regular version of the kit.
Super Go Guide:
PDF DOCX Videos
For the Super version of the kit.

Labs:

Electricity Lab:
PDF DOCX
How does the Wiggle-Bot work? Learn about electrons, circuits, and the other basics of electricity. Ages 8+.
Wave Lab:
PDF DOCX
Add markers to your Wiggle-Bot to make a Scribble-Bot, use it to draw waves, then learn about the relationship between waves, frequency, and amplitude. Ages 8+.

Challenges:

Build a Scribble-Bot to make artwork! Or compete to make the fastest Wiggle-Bot! See the Go Guide documents for challenge instructions.

Regular Go Guide:
PDF DOCX Videos
For the Regular version of the kit.
Super Go Guide:
PDF DOCX Videos
For the Super version of the kit.
Engineering Notebook:
Simple Version
Full Version
Available at two different learning levels, TeacherGeek Engineering Notebooks are designed to help students cycle through the Design & Engineering Process and help them innovate and invent new designs. Use an Engineering Notebook page for each iteration of design. We recommend keeping extra copies of this on-hand for kids during activities.

Other Resources:

STEAM Market-It Challenge:
PDF DOCX
Add the STEAM Market-It Challenge to any completed TeacherGeek activity to teach students how to turn their TeacherGeek design into a retail product. Students will learn the 4 'Ps' of marketing - Product, Placement, Price and Promotion. Students have the option of completing a commercial, a billboard or retail packaging as a summative assessment.
Engineering Notebooks:
Simple Version
Full Version
Available at two different learning levels, TeacherGeek Engineering Notebooks are designed to help students cycle through the Design & Engineering Process and help them innovate and invent new designs. Use an Engineering Notebook page for each iteration of design. We recommend keeping extra copies of this on-hand for kids during activities.

Things You'll Need

You're going to need some stuff, but don't sweat it! You probably have it already.

Click a tab below to choose how you will complete this activity - that determines what you'll need.

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TeacherGeek Tools

optional

Screw Driver

Drive screws into holes.

optional

Slip Joint Pliers

Grab nuts, bend
wires, etc.

optional

Multi-Cutter

Cut dowels, strips,
recycling bin items, etc.

optional

Reamer

Ream splines (teeth),
from holes so
dowels spin freely.

optional

Mini Hammer

Tap dowels into
other components.

Other Supplies

  • AA Battery (To power your Wiggle-Bot)
  • Recycling Bin Materials (You'll use these for your Wiggle-Bot's body)
  • Tape
  • Markers (So your bot can scribble & draw)
  • Paper/Poster Board (For your bot to draw on)
You have a Maker Cart?
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You will need to pre-cut the dowels for this activity, or your kids can cut them (with adult supervision).

TeacherGeek Tools

optional

Screw Driver

Drive screws into holes.

optional

Slip Joint Pliers

Grab nuts, bend
wires, etc.

REQUIRED

Multi-Cutter

Cut dowels, strips,
recycling bin items, etc.

optional

Reamer

Ream splines (teeth),
from holes so
dowels spin freely.

optional

Mini Hammer

Tap dowels into
other components.

Other Supplies

  • AA Battery (To power your Wiggle-Bot)
  • Recycling Bin Materials (You'll use these for your Wiggle-Bot's body)
  • Tape
  • Markers (So your bot can scribble & draw)
  • Paper/Poster Board (For your bot to draw on)
You have Bulk TeacherGeek Components?
You're in the right tab!

Make sure you have the right components - check the Go Guide (see above).

You will need to pre-cut the dowels for this activity, or your kids can cut them (with adult supervision).

TeacherGeek Tools

optional

Screw Driver

Drive screws into holes.

optional

Slip Joint Pliers

Grab nuts, bend
wires, etc.

REQUIRED

Multi-Cutter

Cut dowels, strips,
recycling bin items, etc.

optional

Reamer

Ream splines (teeth),
from holes so
dowels spin freely.

optional

Mini Hammer

Tap dowels into
other components.

Other Supplies

  • AA Battery (To power your Wiggle-Bot)
  • Recycling Bin Materials (You'll use these for your Wiggle-Bot's body)
  • Tape
  • Markers (So your bot can scribble & draw)
  • Paper/Poster Board (For your bot to draw on)

Science, Math & Engineering Standards

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NGSS Standards Spreadsheet:
PDF DOCX
NGSS standards matrix for all TeacherGeek activities.
ITEEA Standards Spreadsheet:
PDF DOCX
ITEEA standards matrix for all TeacherGeek activities.