STEM Lesson Plan & Activities - BEE BOT Year Pre-Primary

Lesson 1

  • OBJECTIVE: For students to gain an idea of how the bee bots operate.
  • Present students with bee bots. Do not give any instructions and allow students to experiment.

Lesson 2 – Technology and Mathematics 

  • OBJECTIVE: For students to explore the distance that the bee bots travel in each movement.
  • Put mats with pictures and clear mats, bee bot rulers, sequence cards and various maths equipment so students can experiment.

Lesson 3 & 4 – Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

  • OBJECTIVE: For students to understand Clipsal 500 and what it is about. For students to design their own race track.
  • Watch a YouTube clip of Clipsal 500
  • Problem: design a race track using maths equipment and program the bee bot to move from the start line to the finish line.

Lesson 5 - Technology

  • OBJECTIVE: For students to use their design and technology skills.
  • Decorate bee bots as race cars.

Lesson 6 & 7 - Technology

  • OBJECTIVE: For students to use their technology skills for video recording and uploading.
  • In pairs, video the bee bot on the race track and upload to seesaw.

Lesson 8

  • OBJECTIVE: For students to be objective and reflective in their own designs.

Have children self-critique their bee bot race track using a proforma (i.e. did it stay on the track? Was the track well laid out?).