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Simulator Code Break





Experience Level

Grades 1-3

Grades 3-5


30-60 minutes

Group Size


Small Groups (2-4)

Compatible Robots

Root SimBot


Solve the puzzles in this activity packet to unlock Root’s secret message!

Downloads & Resources

Simulator Code Break Activity Pack How to Upload Projects Guide How to Download Projects Guide Simulator Code Break Answer Key

Learn how to create and download coding projects with this activity packet! Solve all puzzles with the Root simbot in the virtual arena to reveal the secret message at the end!

This Code Break packet introduces learners to the uploading and downloading feature on and the iRobot™ Coding App. Coding challenges help students learn about code and practice building programs as well as play music and draw all with the Root simbot.

Once students have completed the packet, they can create more coding projects to share!


Congratulations on completing your coding activity! Your next steps are:

1. Share on social media that your class has completed an Hour of Code™ using the tags #HourOfCode and #iRobotEducation

2. Visit to download your Hour of Code™ Completion Certificate!

Educational Standards

CSTA K-12 CS Standards


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.


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