My students are energetic and eager to learn. They all love hearing a good story or dancing to a fun GoNoodle video. Their enthusiasm for all things is what makes our classroom so successful.
Many of my students need to strengthen their fine motor skills.
So many have never used scissors and have limited exposure with pencils and writing. My students come from all different kinds of home lives, but once they enter my room they know they are loved and cared for.
The majority of my students have never heard the word “coding” in their lives. I plan to change that by teaching them the very basics as well as exposing them to the concept of coding through the use of Botley coding robots.
We will get to work with force and motion, such as pushes and pulls, with Botley by conducting experiments with the materials he comes with.
We can use different objects to test how far an object can be pushed. We will have to generate ideas as to why one object can be pushed further than other objects.
These Botley coding robot kits will help us work on our NGSS standard K-PS2-1: Plan and conduct an investigation to compare the effects of different strengths and different directions of pushes and pulls on the motion of an object. Botley will be a great way for me to engage these students and hopefully spark an interest for science with them. I plan to use each set with a small group of students that way everyone will get a chance to learn with Botley at the same time.
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