What is one distance of Bee-Bot?#
Students will determine the distance of 1 unit of Bee-Bot. This will be helpful when using the Bee-Bot and solving future challenges.
Place the Bee-Bot on the floor. Have a student or students place one end of string next to the front of the Bee-Bot. Have a student select the forward arrow one time and then go.* The Bee-Bot will move forward 1 unit. Mark the string where the front of the Bee-Bot stopped. Cut the String where marked. This represents the distance of one unit of Bee-Bot.
Getting to Know You
Overview: Students will apply units of measurement to move the Bee-Bot to another location
Have students sit in a circle. One student picks another student sitting in the circle and estimates how many units it will take Bee-Bot to reach the selected student. The Student will estimate, test, and adjust if necessary. Once the Bee-Bot reaches the student, have that student answer a question before selecting another student to send the Bee-Bot to. Perhaps introducing themselves if it is the beginning of the school year, their favorite something, a book they recently read they would recommend, their are infinite ways you can incorporate questions from current units of study..
Don’t forget the Bee-Bot holds all previous commands entered, and adds new ones onto the end. You can delete previous commands by selecting the clear button.