Show Your Learning
- Facilitate the students completing a gallery walk to observe, and cheer on their peers.
- Ask 1-2 teams to walk around and observe their peers complete the trailer challenge.
- Ask these teams to observe, offer suggestions or give positive comments to the team.
- After the two teams finish, allow two more teams to observe, offer suggestions, or give positive comments.
- Allow students to continue to rotate giving each team 20-30 seconds.
- Use video to record the process during Play Part 1 when the teams are completing the obstacle challenge.
- Use video, audio, or pictures to record the process during Play Part 2 when teams complete the pull challenge by constructing a trailer and coding their 123 Robot to complete the challenge.
Student-Driven Visible Thinking
- In Play Part 1, students show their ability to create a sequence of code on 123 Robot to avoid a self-engineered obstacle. Students are visually creating an authentic problem and then solving that same problem.
- In Play Part 2, students continue to code sequences for 123 Robot to now pull a trailer and avoid the same self-engineered obstacle. Students’ thinking is visible through the coding and problem solving in this activity.
- Observing Prompt
- How did pulling a trailer make a difference in your challenge? Were you successful? Why or why not?
- Predicting Prompt
- How do you think real self-driving cars work in the real world?
- Collaborating Prompt
- How did your team work well together? What helped your team?