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F6: Assessment - Designing Solutions for the World

Level F, Lesson 6: In this lesson, students will work in small groups, using the Dash robot to solve a schoolwide problem. Students will use the Design Thinking Process to design an accessory and code for Dash as a solution(s). Then they will plan, build, test and retest.

Objectives

Students will:

  • Brainstorm solutions to a classroom problem.
  • Demonstrate and use the coding concepts introduced in Level F to program a set of instructions for Dash to follow. This would include: Functions, Nested Conditionals and Variables.
  • Determine and/or clarify the meaning of terminology related to coding and design.
  • Apply the steps of the Design Thinking Process to construct a new accessory for Dash.
  • Document the Design Thinking Process in their Design Thinking Workbook.
  • Explain their ideas to peers and teachers.
  • Create an engaging presentation about their design to share with the class.

Group Size

1 - 3 students

Target Grades

5 - 6

Time Required

2 days

What You'll Need

Robots & Accessories

Dash

  • Dash

Other Supplies

  • * 1 tablet per group
  • * scratch paper (or work can be done online)
  • * printouts of Design Thinking Workbook (1 per group)
  • * clipboards
  • * pencils (1 per student)
  • * recycled materials (e.g., cardboard, paper plates, spoons, rubber bands, scratch paper, foil, straws, folders)
  • * (optional) 1 laptop or desktop per group


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