Robotics at Magna TEAM Systems

Take your students on a virtual field trip to Magna TEAM Systems in Toledo, Ohio, where a variety of robots automate tasks in the automotive production process. Plant staff members explain the types and applications of robots and what it takes to pursue a career in this growing technology field. The following modules are designed to correspond to NGSS curriculum standards for middle and high school students.


Robotics Virtual Field Trip 1
Part 1: Introduction to Magna1:57
Robotics Virtual Field Trip 2
Part 2: Technology & Design1:56
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Part 3: What Is A Robot?2:33
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Part 4: Final Products1:24
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Part 5: Robotics Applications5:43
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Part 6: Robotics Careers3:06
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Part 7: Factory Safety1:25

Enrichment Activity

Robotics Virtual Field Trip Marshmallow Challenge
Marshmallow Challenge2:04

Printable Curriculum


This Virtual Field Trip ties into the following NGSS standards:

Middle School
MS-ETS1-1.
Define the criteria and constraints of a design problem with sufficient precision to ensure a successful solution, taking into account relevant scientific principles and potential impacts on people and the natural environment that may limit possible solutions.

MS-ETS1-2.
Evaluate competing design solutions using a systematic process to determine how well they meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.

MS-ETS1-3.
Analyze data from tests to determine similarities and differences among several design solutions to identify the best characteristics of each that can be combined into a new solution to better meet the criteria for success.

High School
HS-ETS1-2.
Design a solution to a complex real-world problem by breaking it down into smaller, more manageable problems that can be solved through engineering.

HS-ETS1-3.
Evaluate a solution to a complex real-world problem based on prioritized criteria and trade-offs that account for a range of constraints, including cost, safety, reliability, and aesthetics as well as possible social, cultural, and environmental impacts.

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