K+ (Ages 4+)
40 minutes per lab
Unit Essential Question(s)
- How can I relate behaviors of the 123 Robot to human emotions?
The following concepts will be covered throughout this Unit:
- The behaviors of the 123 Robot can be connected to human emotions.
- How to identify and communicate human emotions using robot behaviors.
- How identifying the feelings of myself and others helps me communicate and collaborate.
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Unit Standards will be addressed in every Lab within the Unit.
Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA)
CSTA 1A-AP-12: Develop plans that describe a program’s sequence of events, goals, and expected outcomes.
How Standard is Achieved: In Lab 1, groups will create a plan with their Coder cards for the 123 Robot to act out an emotion. They will create this plan during Play Part 2 of the Lab. During their planning, they will describe what actions they want the 123 Robot to take and why those behaviors convey a specific emotion.
In Lab 2, groups will create a plan with their Coder cards for the 123 Robot to act out another emotion to match the emotions of a character in a story. In Play Part 1, they will create a plan for a story the whole class will hear. In Play Part 2, groups will create their own stories and an additional plan for the emotion of the main character in their story.
International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)
ISTE - (6) Creative Communicator - 6c: Students communicate complex ideas clearly and effectively by creating or using a variety of digital objects such as visualizations, models, or simulations.
How Standard is Achieved: In the Play sections of both Lab 1 and Lab 2, students will create code projects to communicate emotions through the behaviors of the 123 Robot. Students will explain how the behaviors of the 123 Robot work together to convey a specific emotion in the Mid-Play Break and Share sections of both Labs.