Demo| Junior lessons | 4. Change the world! (Intermediate&Upper-Intermediate)

How to build a robot

1.1 Watch the video and put the stages of creating a robot in the right order.

  • Add mechanics
  • Test the material
  • Add motions
  • Choose the shape
  • Test prototypes

1.2 Answer the questions.

1. What do you think of modern technologies: are they dangerous or useful for people? Why?
2. What three devices do you use most often? How do you use them?
3. Can you imagine your life without modern technologies? What would it be like?
4. In what way will technology and science change people’s lives in 20 years?

Google science fair

1.1 Study the information about the science fair and complete the sentences.

Google Science Fair is a global online science and engineering competition open to individuals and teams from ages 13 to 18.

There are two categories of the projects:

  • If your Science Fair submission is something you built to solve an engineering challenge, you’ll be eligible to win the Education Builder Award.
  • If your project offers a new way to look at the world, asking questions and answering them with experimentation, you’ll be eligible to win the Scientific American Innovator Award.

The 16 global finalists will travel to Google headquarters in Mountain View, CA to present their project to the judges.


1. Google Science Fair admits ___ individual projects.

2. The teenagers ___ 19 are allowed to take part in the science fair.

3. The projects are devoted to ___.

4. The Science Fair offers ___ for the winners.

5. The winners of the first stage go to ___ to present their projects to the judges.


2.1 Forum

  • What scientific events for young people are there in your school/city/country?
  • What events have you taken part in? Did you like it/them?

Three projects

1.1 Choose the cards and study the profiles of the three contestants.

Project 1

Watch the video and complete Elif’s profile

Name: Elif Bilgin

Country: ___

The problem my city has: It’s too 1.

Type of the project: 2

Field of the project: 3

The thing she’s going to create: ___


1.2 Forum

  • What do you think of Elif’s idea?
  • Does the problem of pollution exist in the place where you live?
  • Are there any projects or initiatives that encourage people to help the environment?

Project 2

Watch the video and choose the options to complete Ann’s profile


2.1 Forum

  • What is your opinion of Ann’s idea?
  • Why is it important to look for new energy sources?
  • What alternative energy sources are used in the country where you live?

Project 3

Watch the video and complete Mihir’s profile. You don’t need all the words

Name: Mihir Garimella

Country: 1

Main interest: 2

Type of project: Engineering

The type of robot: A 3 robot


3.1 Forum

  • What do you think of Mihir’s idea?
  • In what ways will people use robotic technologies in the future?

The criteria



1.1 Read and do the task.


  • There are three inventions from the science fair.
  • Imagine that you have to persuade the science committee that the inventions are useful for people.
  • Use the plan below.



1.1 Watch the video and rate the invention according to the criteria.


2.1 Think about the ways bioplastics can be used.



  • We can use shopping bags made of bioplastics.
  • We can replace …
  • We can add …

A magic flashlight

1.1 Watch the video and rate the invention according to the criteria.


2.1 Discuss how these energy sources can be used.

3.1 Compare the popularity of alternative energy sources in different countries.

Make robots fly

1.1 Watch the video and rate the invention according to the criteria.


1.2 Put «+» under the three functions you would like to have in the robot of your design.

The ability to fly


The ability to transform


Security system


The ability to clean the house


The ability to communicate


The ability to cook


2.1 Compare the usage of robots in different countries.

Quiz: A robot for you

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1.1 Read the instructions.

1. Click on the link in the task 1. 2 and do the quiz.

Перейди по ссылке в задании 1.2 и выполни тест.

2. Click on the result and copy the text (ctrl+C).

Выдели и скопируй текст результата (ctrl+C).

3. Click on a «plus» button above the text.

Нажми на «плюс» над результатом.

4. Choose the option «Share Vk».

Выбери опцию «Поделиться Vk».

5. Paste (ctrl+V) the text of your result in the comment section.

Вставь текст своего результата в комментарий.

1.2 Quiz: An ideal robot for me.

Time to create


1.1 Complete the profile with your ideas.

Think about what you love: I love _____.

Think about what you’re good at: I’m good at _____.

If you could change anything, what would it be? I’d change or improve _____.

Who would you like to help with your invention? I’d like to help _____.

1.2 Think about a new technology or a device you would like to create.

  • Imagine the design.
  • Present your device/technology.

Useful language

  • The name of the device/technology is …
  • It’s made of …
  • The functions of the device/technology are the following: …
  • It’s eco-friendly/user-friendly because …
  • It’s innovative as …
  • It’s accessible because …

Send your application to take part in the next science fair!

What I can do

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1.1 Match the parts to make the interview questions.

1.2 Tick the things you can do.