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Lesson:

Big City Adventure

Root is on an adventure in the big city. What could possibly go wrong?

  • Subjects
  • Coding
  • English Language Arts
  • Robotics
  • Science
  • Duration
  • 10-15 minutes
  • Compatible Robots
  • Root SimBot
  • Root rt0 Coding Robot
  • Root rt1 Coding Robot
  • Group Size
  • Individual
  • Small Groups (2-4)
  • Experience Level
  • Grades 1-3
  • Grades 3-5
  • Things You'll Need
  • iRobot Coding platform

Big City Adventure


In this Finish the Story episode, Root goes on an adventure in the big city. Watch the video to find out about Root's adventure. Then, finish the story by coding how Root can help!


Our Finish the Story series provides a visual prompt for learners to identify a problem and communicate their responses with code. Not only are students refining their listening and problem solving skills, they're also strengthening their skills in programming and coding!

Educational Standards

CSTA K-12 CS Standards

1A-AP-08

Model daily processes by creating and following algorithms (sets of step-by-step instructions) to complete tasks.

1A-AP-09

Model the way programs store and manipulate data by using numbers or other symbols to represent information.

1A-AP-10

Develop programs with sequences and simple loops, to express ideas or address a problem.

1A-AP-11

Decompose (break down) the steps needed to solve a problem into a precise sequence of instructions.

1A-AP-14

Debug (identify and fix) errors in an algorithm or program that includes sequences and simple loops.

1B-AP-10

Create programs that include sequences, events, loops, and conditionals.

1B-AP-15

Test and debug (identify and fix errors) a program or algorithm to ensure it runs as intended.