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Robot Playground: The Unfair Decision Tree

Can the Root robot make good choices and navigate a decision tree?

  • Subjects
  • Coding
  • Robotics
  • Social Emotional Learning
  • Duration
  • 30-60 minutes
  • Compatible Robots
  • Root rt0
  • Root rt1
  • Group Size
  • Small Groups (2-4)
  • Experience Level
  • Grades 1-3
  • Grades 3-5
  • Things You'll Need
  • iRobot Coding platform
  • Small, heavy objects (like soup cans)
  • Scissors

This activity combines coding with decision making as Root navigates an obstacle course and is faced with tough choices on the playground. Set up your playground game board and download the playground program to see Root interact with each challenge. Can Root make the right decision every time? Code your own response with Variable Blocks.

Try this activity to explore opportunities for Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) through coding and robotics!