B6: Assessment - Designing Solutions for the Home


Level B, Lesson 6: In this lesson, students will work in small groups, using Dash to solve a problem at home. Students will use the Design Thinking Process to identify a problem and possible solution(s). Then they will plan an attachment for Dash, along with an algorithm.


  • Demonstrate and use the coding concepts introduced in Level B to program a set of instructions for Dash to follow. These concepts would include: sequences, loops, and events.
  • Assign specific parameters to different coding blocks such as drive and repeat blocks.
  • Learn about the beginning steps of the Design Thinking Process: Ask, Imagine, Plan, Build, and Improve.
  • Confirm understanding of discussion by asking and answering questions.
  • Draw an attachment for Dash.
  • Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to narrate a single event.
  • Follow agreed-upon rules during group discussions.
  • Explain ideas to peers and teacher audibly and clearly with guidance and support from teacher to improve their initial designs.


Robots and Accessories


Other Supplies

  • 1 tablet per group
  • large sheets of bulletin board paper
  • different-colored crayons/markers/pencils (1 per student)
  • [Optional] If I Built a House by Chris Van Dusen

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