Unit of Instruction

Robotics & Coding 101

Elementary School

In this unit, students will get familiar with the ROKduino smartblock and the software (Arduino) that is used to program it. Students will gain confidence in their ability to write simple programs that can be uploaded to the ROKduino.

Included Lessons
  1. Unit Overview
  2. The ROKduino
  3. The Arduino IDE & Ardublock
  4. Creating a Set of Instructions
  5. Delays & Functions
  6. Free Build Challenge
  7. Unit Assessment
Mobile STEM Lab Requirement
Engineering Pathways Mobile STEM Lab
NGSS Learning Dimensions

Scientific & Engineering Practices

  • Developing and using models

  • Asking questions and defining problems

  • Using mathematics & computational thinking

  • Planning and carrying out investigations

  • Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information

Crosscutting Concepts

  • Structure & function

  • Systems & system models

  • Scale, proportion, and quantity

  • Patterns

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