Girl and Robot 7-9

10 lessons

A 3D animated steam-punk set in a futuristic 1892.

A young girl builds a steam powered robot but has trouble getting it started.  After turning up her power source too high the machine explodes, spraying cranks, pistons and sprockets around the room.

There is a surprising and touching ending as we discover that the robot is alive and has saved our heroine from a falling girder. 

Writing Outcomes

  • Diary entry
  • Instruction text
  • Narrative ending

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