The purpose of the activity is to develop each child’s abilities by organising an innovative and coherent educational process, ensuring children’s creativity.
Tools: floor robots „Bee-bot“ and „Blue-bot“.
Up to 40 different commands can be entered using the directional buttons to guide the Blue-bot forwards, backwards, left and right. Press the green “GO” button and the robot starts its journey. The robot can also be controlled with mobile devices (tablets and phones). Bee-bot travels exactly 15 cm with each step and can rotate 90 degrees. Bee-bot notifies you with a light and sound signal when it has completed a task.
After sitting in a circle, the teacher introduces the children to the floor robot. The children can come up with a name for the Bee-bot, either by organising a naming competition or by voting unanimously for one of the names suggested. Tell them what the robot can do – blink its eyes, “talk”, walk forwards, backwards, turn left and right. Demonstrate the Bee-bot’s capabilities. Let the children feel it, listen to it, watch it move. Point out that the Bee-bot only listens to one finger click at a time. The Bee-Bot only starts travelling when the green button is pressed. Ask them what they think about the tool, what they would like to do with it.
Suggested themes: “The human body”, “Wildlife”, “Transport”, “Recognition of shapes, colours and sizes”, “Recognition of letters”, “Recognition of emotions and feelings”, “Musical instruments” and etc
After the activity, encourage the children to reflect and use the following questions: