You will find a wide variety of K-12 classroom resources as you explore the robotics collection from PBS Learning Media. Check out the videos, lessons, interactives, and supplemental teaching helps for educators. Here is just a sample:
NASA has some terrific resources to help you teach robotics. What is Robotics? is a site designed for grades 5-8 that includes links to other NASA pages. Learn about robots on the International Space Station and on Mars. This page is also available in a format for grades K-4.
NASA's SpacePlace is a site for kids that discusses the question of Why Do We Send Robots Into Space? It highlights some of the exciting new robots being developed for future planetary exploration.
Jet Propulsion Laboratory is NASA's lead center for robotic exploration. You may want to share Robotics at JPL with your students, and introduce them to cutting-edge robot innovations and developments. Go more in-depth at JPL's Mobility and Robotic Systems page.
National Geographic Kids has a terrific series of robot videos that elementary teachers may want to use with their students. These fun films showcase robots who fly, dance, play musical instruments, and play like pets.
Robot firefighters? Robot fish that re-create extinct species? Challenge your students to discover new applications for robot technology and keep up on new developments in the robot world with this Live Science site. Robots in the News also reports on headline-making robots.
National Robotics Week, celebrated in April each year, offers lots of interesting features for STEM educators.