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
Part 3: What Is A Robot?2:33
Part 4: Final Products1:24
Part 5: Robotics Applications5:43
Part 6: Robotics Careers3:06
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
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.

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

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

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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