Bees and Flowers

The grade 1/2 classes at Elbow Park School programmed their robots to visit three flowers and return home. This short project worked on estimating distances, spatial relationships, directionality and responding to input.

putting the robots onto the bee board

 Students wrote in their journal every day. Here is some advice and observations from the students:

"Robots can do what you say only if you download the right order. They are not very smart and you have to tell [the robot] everything."
Student's book showing planning

"I learned that you don't just use the panel on the robot to program. It is harder and funner when it works. My mom thought it was really, really hard to do."

Journal Entry

I learned how to program a robot, how to stop it, how to start it, how to make it talk, etc..."