Terrapin Resources

Bee-Bots on Treasure Island

Bee-Bot has arrived in the Himalaya Mountains at the Primary Study Centre in Pokhara, Nepal. Bee-Bot has proven to be a very popular learning tool among students there. Students in Class One, who are from 5 to 7 years old, cheered when Bee-Bot arrived and quickly started using the little robot. They practiced their directions and plotted routes for Bee-Bot to travel by planning which buttons to press and then sending Bee-Bot on its way.

Using Bee-Bot with the Treasure Island Mat was an exciting activity for the students. Students sent Bee-Bot exploring around Treasure Island, determining paths that led to features they wanted to see and those, such as sharks and alligators, they wanted to avoid.

Using Bee-Bot on the Treasure Island Mat was paired with a student field trip to an island in nearby Fewa Lake. Students boarded a boat for a visit to the island where they put in practice the skills they learned using Bee-Bot. They worked together to plan a path for making their way around the island and exploring its features themselves as they had done in the classroom with Bee-Bot. Their field trip included a real “treasure” hunt.

Bee-Bot was a tool that made the field trip both more fun and educational. According to principal Sue Kemp, using Bee-Bot “really helped students with their planning skills and boosted their understanding of coordinates.”

Contact Information

Name Sue Kemp
Position Principal
School Pokhara Primary Study Centre
Location Pokhara, Nepal
Address Post Box 28, Pokhara, Nepal
Email psc.pokhara@world.inf.org
Website http://www.inf.org/inf-nepal/
Tags Bee-Bot, Asia
Age 5-7 years