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Robot Writing Challenge

In this coding challenge, students will alternate between coding with the iRobot Coding simulator and a physical Root Robot to write the first letter of their name.

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  • Subjects
  • Art
  • Coding
  • Math
  • Duration
  • 15-30 minutes
  • Compatible Robots
  • Root SimBot
  • Root rt0 Coding Robot
  • Root rt1 Coding Robot
  • Group Size
  • Individual
  • Experience Level
  • Grades 1-3
  • Grades 3-5
  • Things You'll Need
  • Whiteboard Grid
  • Dry-Erase Markers
  • Eraser

With the Class

  1. Establish a rotation with your students that allows them to take turns coding at the Robot Station and at their desk.
  2. Challenge students to create a coding project with the iRobot Coding simulator to draw the first letter of their first name.
  3. As the students code their letters, they may take turns using the Robot Station to watch the physical robot run their code.
    1. NOTE: Wipe down and sanitize the entire robot station, including robot, marker, dry-erase cloth and whiteboard grid before and after every student's turn.
  4. Continue until each student has had the opportunity to run a successful letter program at the Robot Station. If other students finish early, challenge them to create another project that writes: Both their first and last initials
    1. The word “Hi” or “Hello”
    2. Their full first name
    3. Their full first AND last name (wow!)