Use the easy to follow instructions to have your students imagine the world of tomorrow. They create a one-of-a-kind interactive story to incorporate Artificial Intelligence into an illustrated digital story of daily life in the future.
- AI Activities for Middle School Students
Students play the role of futurists. They study emerging technologies to envision how people might live, learn, work, play, communicate, and travel in the future. They imagine innovative solutions that could be a part of daily life, then portray these ideas in a creative, non-linear set of story slides.
- PowerPoint and Google Slides Lesson Plans
Create a "Choose Your Own Adventure" interactive story. Students create a science fiction slide show that allows readers to make choices from imagined ideas that may exist in tomorrow's world. Using action buttons to trigger alternative plot lines, the viewer decides how the future will unfold.
- Complete Project Resources Included
Everything you need is in the project resources: Teacher Guide, Printable Student Workbook, Paperless Worksheets, Review Questions, Extension Activities, Summary of Skills Checklist, Story Marking Sheet, Sample Stories, and more!
- Spark Student Interest with an Artificial Intelligence Project
Engage middle school students with an authentic topic that is sure to captivate their interest. The concept of machine learning and intelligent computing devices to solve problems is intriguing for young creative thinkers. In this project, they invent gadgets and other technologies, and then blend their ideas into a unique story told with words and pictures.
Session 1: Frame the Future
Research emerging technologies. Plan and organize a story about daily life in the future.
Session 2: Envision the Future
Create a slide that describes waking up in a futuristic home. Add action buttons to control events.
Session 3: Master the Future
Produce a unique design and set how slides advance by customizing the slide master.
Session 4: Scan the Future
Get creative! Create story slides about school, communication, and work in the future. Use a table, sound, and SmartArt graphic to describe everyday routines.
Session 5: Plan the Future
Tell what teens do for entertainment and how they travel around. Include a graph and animated clip on story slides.
Session 6: Project the Future
Apply transitions and animate slide objects. Complete the story using a checklist as a guide.
Fun Artificial Intelligence Activities for Kids
- Science Fact in Science Fiction: Read the Tomorrow Project. Select an activity.
- Pet Robot Ad: Apply skills to create an advertisement for a robotic animal.
- Create a Printed Book: Transform interactive story pages into a printable story.
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Science Fiction and AI Creative Writing Activity
Emphasize emerging and futuristic technologies to complete a cross-curricular computer science and language arts based integrated unit. Design a non-linear digital story that allows the reader to pick their own ending. Hook student interest with unique PowerPoint and Google Slides activities.
Research emerging and futuristic technologies
Plan and organize writing ideas for the story
Write a story in the second person narrative style
Choose a suitable slide layout
Edit the slide master for a unique page design
Use action buttons to control page advancement
Add clip art, sound, video, transitions, animations
Use graphic organizers to convey story events
Organize data in a worksheet and display in a graph
Proofread, revise, and publish