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Note Length Races

Challenge students to write a program that turns Root’s wheels on for an entire duration of a note.

Downloads & Resources

  • Subjects
  • Music
  • Duration
  • 15-30 minutes
  • Compatible Robots
  • Root rt0 Coding Robot
  • Root rt1 Coding Robot
  • Group Size
  • Individual
  • Small Groups (2-4)
  • Experience Level
  • Grades 1-3
  • Things You'll Need
  • Lesson Plan Game Cards

Teacher Prep

Download and cut out the Note Length Races game cards

Create a start and finish line on your whiteboard or another smooth, flat surface.

With the Class

Ask students to build the program to the right. This program turns Root’s wheels on for the duration for the different notes.

Ask students to draw music notes on top of Root (as pictured to the right) with a dry erase marker.

Divide the class into teams and provide each team with a Root, a device running the iRobot Codescape, and a deck of the Note Length Race game cards.

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