Have you ever coded a robot before?
Students will "bee" given the chance to explore the differences between giving instructions to a human vs. a robot by coding a virtual bee bot to complete a series of challenges.
In this workshop, students will explore the algorithms required to get a virtual bee bot from one place to another. This introduction to coding will have students writing directional algorithms using a coding language consisting of forwards, backwards, left, and right arrows.
Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3
Many curricular competencies from Grade 1-3 ADST are incorporated.
- 9:30am, 10:45am or 1:30pm
- Monday - Friday
- October 2023 - June 2024
Check out what requirements you’ll need to host a workshop in General Online Workshop Information.
Bee Bot Bop Technology Requirements
- Each student will need a computer device (eg. laptop, chromebook, desktop, iPad – preferably) with a webpage open at https://beebot.terrapinlogo.com/ or https://tinyurl.com/beebotonline
- Note: the arrows used are forwards, backwards, left, and right.
- Students will also need a pencil and a coding sheet (attached as a pdf to this web page, please print out enough copies to give to your students) OR scrap paper to write out their work. Writing out their code on the sheet provided will better facilitate success in the challenges.
Pre-Workshop Activity (optional)
- Dance Coding: Prepare students for writing algorithms by creating some dance code!
Required Post-Workshop Survey
- You will be required to complete a demographic survey upon completion of this workshop. For more information about why we are collecting this information, visit our Tech-Up page.