STEM Lesson Plan & Activities - BEE BOT Year PP/1/2

Lesson Plans: Bee Bots

Sequence

  1. Partnered interactive movement intro to coding.
  2. Review and discuss requirements of coding language & vocab.
  3. Use e-board to introduce mechanics of Bee bot.
  4. Exploration of B-bot through storytelling.
  5. Back to partner, narrate story while partner enacts story through instructions & swap.
  6. Back to partner, narrate story while partner operates B-bot through instructions.
  7. Use document camera to record stories using B-bot.
  8. Evaluate stories; identify strengths and weaknesses of the “coding” instruction.

Lesson

Activity

Problem

1

Partnered interactive movement intro to coding. Partner A gives directions from one point to another. Then swap.

 

  • Giving specific instructions.

2

Review and discuss requirements of coding language & vocab.

 

  • Familiarity of language required to provide specific instructions.
  • Implications of not providing accurate instruction.

3

Use e-board to introduce mechanics of Bee bot. Interactive game on e-board to introduce the symbols on the B-bot i.e. arrows, direction, pause etc.

 

  • Interpretation of symbols. What do they mean & what will happen.
  • Number of times needed to press.

4

Exploration of B-bot through storytelling. Teacher narration.

 

  • Best route 
  • How to travel from start to finish

5

Back to partner, narrate story while partner enacts story through instructions & swap. Movement without B-Bot

  • Accuracy of language/instructions
  • Hypothetical geographic al problems

6

Using B-bot Back to partner, narrate story while partner enacts story through instructions & swap.

  • Partner remembering steps/instructions.
  • Recording problem.
  • Remembering the sequence

7

Use document camera to record stories using B-bot.

 

  • Camera positioning
  • Perspective/orientation

8

Evaluate stories; identify strengths and weaknesses of the “coding” instruction.

 

  • Learning to present
  • confidence