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Light Path Root

With the help of camera apps, use your robots to create magical light painting pictures.

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  • Root rt0 Coding Robot
  • Root rt1 Coding Robot
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Light Path Root

In this two part lesson, explore how light travels as Root creates light paintings. Learners will experiment with shutter speeds while coding Root's lights. Add Move, Turn, Wheel Speeds, and Wait Blocks to create interesting shapes and patterns. How many different light paintings can you code Root to create?

Educational Standards

CSTA K-12 CS Standards


Select and operate appropriate software to perform a variety of tasks, and recognize that users have different needs and preferences for the technology they use.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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