Exploring Robotics with OzobotItem #: ER-Ozo-15Pack
Publisher: Exploring Robotics
Grade Level: 8-14
Ozobots are tiny robots that love colors and can be programmed by elementary students.
These robots are so tiny and cute, yet rugged! Students love them. They follow colored lines to move, flash lights, dance, and apply math and science concepts.
Students control their movements by drawing colored lines on paper, or using simple Apps on tablets or smart phones or with OzoBlockly, a programming language that snaps together like puzzle pieces.Students program Ozobot to move, play games, and dance through intuitive color coded patterns. Each color pattern is associated to specific moves that Ozobot understands and performs. These patterns are part of Ozobot’s colorful language called OzoCodes.
Lessons integrate math and science to move the robot, and language arts to draw, describe projects, and develop games and presentations. Also teaches coding concepts using a graphic programming language.
Science: Apply the scientific method, explore the light color spectrum, patterns, and communication methods.
Technology—Coding: Analyze problems and design algorithms to program robot actions, use logic, and develop reasoning using Blockly, a visual drag-and-drop coding tool.
Engineering: Line following, sensors, calibrate the robot, navigate mazes, and explore engineering principles. Arts: Colors, patterns, drawing, music, and also writing, timelines, story telling, and creating presentations.
Math: Reason abstractly and explore the number line, fractions, probability, statistics, solving real world problems, geometry, angles, curves, diameter, distance, time, measuring and variables.
(recommend 2 or 3 students per team)Kits configured for educators, and tested in classrooms. Classroom Pack for 15 to 30 students includes: