STEM Lesson Plan & Activities - BEEBOT PP-Year1

Year Level: Pre-Primary                                           

Tool: Bee-Bots

Lesson

Outcome

Lesson

1

 

Allow students to play with the Bee-Bot

Discuss what each button does

How does it move?

Do we turn it on?

How do we turn the Bee-Bot?

Discuss left and rights and how the Bee-Bot works with it

2

 

On a large surface draw a grid 3x3 (size doesn’t matter) Ask students to volunteer to act as a robot. Your task is to get to a position – how did you get there? Up 3 left 2 and up 1

Start as whole class before breaking into smaller groups.

3

 

With the clear mat, move your Bee-Bot forward two and turn to the right two

With the clear mat, move your Bee-Bot forward two and turn to the left two

Give the students directions – i.e. up three, right six and left two and back one.

4

 

On a clear mat ask students to volunteer to move their Bee-Bot to a position (place an object on the mat and ask the students to get their Bee-Bot to the position) – how did you get there?

Start as whole class before breaking into smaller groups.

5

 

Have a starting position and try to get your Bee-Bot back to the same position (direction doesn’t matter)

Give students different targets based on their ability – ie yours has to go around the bin and back

6

 

Starting with intro to mapping

  • What a map looks like
  • What it include
  • Coordinates
  • What each square is (A1 or D3)

Pointing to identify each square 

7

 

Ask students to move the Bee-Bot to one specific square – ie move to the volcano – what square is this? How do you know? 

From the volcano move it to the bottom of the waterfall – what square is this? How do you know? 

8

 

Create your own path to visit three attractions on the treasure map.

Extension

 

  • Students make their own maps and place it under the clear mat
  • Use a map of the school and students have to work out how to get from A to B the quickest way
  • Students work in small groups to make the Bee-Bot move in the shape of a rectangle using verbal instructions, with one person saying the instructions and the other putting the instructions into the Bee-Bot. Students are all asked to have a turn at putting the instructions into the Bee-Bot and calling out the instructions.