STUDENTS WILL UNDERSTAND THE FUNDAMENTALS OF CODING AND HOW ROBOTS WORK BY PROGRAMMING A VIRTUAL BEE ROBOT AND THEN GETTING IT TO COMPLETE A SERIES OF CHALLENGES. FOLLOWING THE WORKSHOP, STUDENTS WILL 'BEE' CONFIDENT TO COMPLETE FURTHER CODING CHALLENGES INDEPENDENTLY.
Intended for and geared towards overall early learners and newcomers to computer programming, students will be introduced to coding and robotics. In small groups, students will learn how to program a robot bee to execute a series of commands.
Students are introduced to computational thinking through offline coding. Students will discuss coding as a language and learn how to write and to follow a code using symbols. With these coding skills, students will be presented with a series of challenges and program a virtual bee robot to solve them. By the end of the workshop, students will understand how robots read code to perform a task. They will also be able to independently explore with the virtual robot platform after the workshop ends.
Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4
ADST Curricular Competencies:
Making solutions through trial and error
Sharing their evaluation of their design
Applied skills developed through play and collaboration
- Monday - Friday, 9:30am, 11:00am or 1:30pm
10–30 students, 30 maximum per session.
- Per student: computer or tablet with internet connection
- District- or school-approved platform for facilitator to talk with class (e.g. Teams, Google Classroom, Zoom)