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Starstruck Sunglasses

Watch out, you have so much shine! Create your own Root sunglasses and program Root to respond to light!

  • Subjects
  • Art
  • Coding
  • Robotics
  • Science
  • 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
  • Scissors
  • Markers

Starstruck Sunglasses

In this activity, learners will explore how Root's light sensors work. Design some unique sunglasses with the printable costume template. Then, program Root's light sensors to respond to light and dark. Press Play and take Root's sunglasses on and off.

Going Further

Try adding more blocks and editing the code for a more exciting Root reaction. Code a light show or play a song; use the block editors to get creative with the code!

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.


Debug (identify and fix) errors in an algorithm or program that includes sequences and simple loops.


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


Test and debug (identify and fix errors) a program or algorithm to ensure it runs as intended.