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Virtual Bouquets




Experience Level

Grades 3-5

Grades 6-9


30-60 minutes

Group Size


Small Groups (2-4)

Full Classroom (20+)

Compatible Robots

Root SimBot


In this coding challenge, students will work in the classroom or remotely to send their teacher a bouquet of code flowers.

Downloads & Resources

Virtual Bouquets Lesson Plan

With the Class

  1. Demonstrate how to upload and download code projects to your students.
  2. Demonstrate the Flower Power project on screenshare.
  3. Invite your students to create their own unique Shape Wheel flowers on code.irobot.com using the simulator.
  4. When their flowers are ready to be shared, invite them to upload their projects to the cloud and send you their 5-character code.
  5. As you receive student codes, download them and run them on the Root in your video background. Students will enjoy seeing how their code has travelled miles!
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.


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


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

Next Generation Science Standards


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.


Develop a simple sketch, drawing, or physical model to illustrate how the shape of an object helps it function as needed to solve a given problem.


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


Generate and compare multiple possible solutions to a problem based on how well each is likely to meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.


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.


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