My second graders spent the first day of this lesson discussing how robots are used in our society. Do we interact with robots daily? Do our parents? That kind of thing... Then, they were given a handout that had various robot parts for them to mix and match to come up with their own creation. They made a couple of robots in their sketchbooks and then chose their best one to enlarge during the next class. We discussed at length the proper way to use markers. Students colored, then outlined in Sharpie, and cut out the robots. They created collaged backgrounds using aluminum foil on which we mounted the robots. My early finishers wrote short stories to tell me about the abilities of their robot and how he/she would change the lives of humans.This was one of my favorite projects this year and the kids loved them!