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Lesson:

Robot Skiing

Coding,

Robotics

Experience Level

Grades 3-5

Grades 6-9

Duration

15-30 minutes

Group Size

Individual

Small Groups (2-4)

Compatible Robots

Root rt0 Coding Robot

Root rt1 Coding Robot

Details

Build and navigate your robot down a vertical ski course! Looking added fun? Try live-programming, where students build their program piece by piece, press play, and then code the next section of the course.

Downloads & Resources

Root Skiing Activity Demonstration Root Skiing Activity Guide Printable Ski Obstacles
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-08

Compare and refine multiple algorithms for the same task and determine which is the most appropriate.

1B-AP-10

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

1B-AP-11

Decompose (break down) problems into smaller, manageable subproblems to facilitate the program development process.

1B-AP-13

Use an iterative process to plan the development of a program by including others' perspectives and considering user preferences.

Next Generation Science Standards

K-2-ETS1-1

Ask questions, make observations, and gather information about a situation people want to change to define a simple problem that can be solved through the development of a new or improved object or tool.

3-5--ETS1-1

Define a simple design problem reflecting a need or a want that includes specified criteria for success and constraints on materials, time, or cost.

MS-ETS1-1

Define the criteria and constraints of a design problem with sufficient precision to ensure a successful solution, taking into account relevant scientific principles and potential impacts on people and the natural environment that may limit possible solutions.

MS-ETS1-2

Evaluate competing design solutions using a systematic process to determine how well they meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.