K-12 STEM Education Materials

Robotics is a great way to get kids excited about science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) topics. Studies show that it is highly effective in developing team-work and self-confidence.

This web site is designed to help K-12 and other educators in developing or improving courses that use robotics as a tool for teaching STEM topics or as a topic in itself.

The materials on this site include down-loadable lesson plans and links to other useful resources, such as teacher training workshops, public robotic contests, and other educational robotics web sites.


We are grateful to the National Science Foundation for providing the funding for developing the curricular materials presented herein, through the NSF Research Experience for Teachers (RET) Program supplements to Prof. Maja Mataric''s NSF grants.

We strongly encourage NSF-funded investigators to consider participating in the NSF RET Program, thereby involving K-12 teachers in state-of-the-art research and innovative curricular development. We also strongly encourage K-12 teachers to make contact with robotics researchers in order to get involved in this type of program.

We are grateful to the USC Neighborhood Outreach (UNO) Program for providing the funding for our development of elementary school-level and middle school-level robotics classes, in collaboration with St. Agnes School (elementary) and Foshay Learning Center (middle) K-12 teachers.

We welcome feedback about the site and especially additional educational robotics materials and sites we can point to for broader dissemination. Please contact Prof. Maja Mataric'.