Automaton--Mechanics of Memory" has been designed as
a starting point in the introduction of meaningful learning
activities and concepts. Begin by taking your students on
a virtual field trip to the Franklin Institute Science Museum
to view The Story of the Automaton.
After viewing the photos and history of the automaton encourage
exploration of the topics presented in Putting
It In Motion.
online activities and printable off-line activities available
in the For Students section were
developed to provide students with materials that encourage
independent learning. The For Reference
section of the piece contains suggested additional resources,
both online and printed.
automaton and its story can be woven into thematic units such
as Motion, Simple Machines, Robotics, etc. and is easily adaptable
to a broad range of ages. The following sections provide suggestions
for integrating this piece into classroom curriculum.