Lesson Three: How Far?

some quick notes about my lesson plan, to be fleshed out later

3:30 – 3:40

Snack & Chat

3:40 – 3:50

Watch something?

Talk about distance – how far can Robots go?

Look at the BeeBot, how far can it go?

3:50 – 4:00 / 4:00 – 4:10 / 4:10 – 4:20

Once again we divide the kids up into three groups of 5, 5 & 6

Today’s three activities are:

1. BeeBots – How far can they go?

The BeeBots group is measuring how far the BeeBots can go with a ruler. And then we are creating a tape path for it to follow.

2. Explore the Red Fish

Have free time on the computers to explore the Red Fish aquarium – there are no right or wrong ways to play, and children can explore everything they want to.

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3. Robot Arts & Crafts

Today we also have an Arts & Crafts activity to make our own robot (many of the boys have been very eager to make one!). I’ve got styrofoam packing shapes, coloured paper, glue and markers for the kids to get creative in making their own more 3D robot image.

I hope the boys aren’t too disappointed that it’s not a real robot yet!

4:20 – 4:30

Watched a CeeBeebies Little Robots story The Show Must Go On.

Lesson Two: “Commands”

I’ll need to get back to this post later in more detail, but just to keep track here for a moment:

3:30 – 3:40

Snack & Chat

3:40 – 3:50

Watched a video of a flying robot lifting bricks while we talked about the word “Commands”, that we have to tell robots and computers what we want to do, and we do this by giving them commands.

Talked about who gives commands – in the army, teachers, Moms 🙂

We then looked at the BeeBot and talked about how we give a BeeBot commands.

3:50 – 4:00

Divided the kids up into three groups of 5, 5 & 6 – the first group of 5 came down to the carpet with me to do BeeBots, while the other kids went to the computers to draw a picture of a robot using a very simple paint programme.

4:00 – 4:10

Switched groups so a new batch could come to the carpet for BeeBots

4:10 – 4:20

Final group with the BeeBots

4:20 – 4:30

Watched a CeeBeebies Little Robots story.