Robotics: Robotic Amusement Park
iBlock Objective:

For over 100 years, amusement parks have garnered the love of many families through their incredible rides. In this iBlock, students will research various amusement park rides so that they can design and build their own dream ride. Along the way, they’ll test their design and make improvements. Finally, the students will get their creations ready for their grand debut, and even bring their rides together to create a class theme park.

  • Grade Band: 6-8
  • Primary Focus: STEM
  • Secondary Focus: Physics
  • Additional Foci: Advanced Literacy, Transferable Skills, Social-Emotional Learning
  • Possible Suggested Technologies: littleBits, Ozobot, Sparkfun, Sphero
  • Related Industry Sectors: Scientific Research & Engineering; Information Technology; Manufacturing & Product Development


An iBlock matches skills to standards (like Common Core or NGSS).

Here is a sample content standard for this iBlock:

A solution needs to be tested, and then modified on the basis of the test results, in order to improve it. (Next Generation Science Standards, MS-ETS1-4)