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Lesson:

Character Design

Coding,

English Language Arts,

Robotics,

Social Emotional Learning

Experience Level

Grades 1-3

Grades 3-5

Grades 6-9

Duration

30-60 minutes

Group Size

Individual

Small Groups (2-4)

Compatible Robots

Root SimBot

Root rt0 Coding Robot

Root rt1 Coding Robot

Details

Self expression is an important way we navigate and understand the world around us. When animators and illustrators design characters, they consider the unique personality and characteristics each character must have. Your challenge is to design a character from your story with the iRobot Coding App that will capture and model the character’s qualities and mannerisms.

Downloads & Resources

Character Design Worksheets

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