Lesson Information

Third Grade Lesson

Week: 20 -- lessonID: 565

Essential Questions:

What is a robot? what is an algorithm? What does a robot do with an algorithm? How can I program a robot to do what I want it to do?


Understand that a robot will execute a program. Robots only do exactly what you program to do. An algorithm is a program or a recipe for a computer. 


Don't forget your Mini-Mission!


Important Docs

documents for this lesson:

Edison Robot Computer Commands

The Standards

Lesson Standard:

1A-AP-08 K-2  Model daily processes by creating and following algorithms (sets of step-by-step instructions) to complete tasks. Composition is the combination of smaller tasks into more complex tasks. Students could create and follow algorithms for making simple foods, brushing their teeth, getting ready for school, participating in clean-up time.

Assessment Tool:

Dr. Bernal will check to see if I can get my robot to turn, avoid obstacles, and if I can program the Edison robot.