Robotics – Bee Bots
Beginning robotics at The Daisy Lane School
In the preschool Explorer class, the students have been learning how to give commands to the bee-bot. In their Explorer classes, they have been learning to recognize the numbers 0-6, so in Technology they put the two together to reinforce both the math concepts and the technology concepts. The students rolled a die, determined the number shown and programmed the bee-bot to move to that number on the mat. If the bee-bot didn’t move to the desired place, they had a “bug” and worked together to fix the “bug” in the commands and move the bee-bot to the correct number.
In Kindergarten, students have been learning how to give commands to the bee-bot. The students worked in pairs to determine the route, to figure out the commands needed and to “write” the program for the bee-bot. Once the students did this, they tried out their program. If the bee-bot did not move along the desired route, there was a “bug” in the program. The students worked together to determine what the error or errors were and then “debugged” their program so that the bee-bot traveled along the correct route from start to finish.