Bee-Bots Keep on Dancing!
2022 "Dancing Bee-Bots!" story
inspired Suzy Kitchen, Education Director of the Roberson Museum & Science
Center in Binghamton, NY, to share how her team got Bee-Bots dancing! Here's her
our "Bee-Bots Can Dance" activity, students write code and input it into
Bee-Bot. Then, when Nikolai
"Flight of the Bumblebee" music starts, a student pushes GO!
Can Dance" is a great way for K–1 students (and older kids, because they love
Bee-Bot) to practice their early computer science and digital fluency skills as
well as the early reading skill of left-to-right progression. They practiced
printing an arrow for the input as well.
used the "Bee-Bots Can Dance" in groups or individually. There are two different
sheets for recording commands. The first one is for four students to each write
a line of code and then input their commands into Bee-Bot. The second sheet is
for an individual or pair of students to complete.
write a command with letters (Fd,
or an arrow in each box on the sheet. When the boxes are filled, students enter
the commands (push the buttons) on Bee-Bot and hover a finger over the GO button
until the music starts.
"dance moves" are spontaneous and random when younger students code, but become
more formalized with older kids.
Dance" sheets were developed by Binghamton City School District Challenge