Smart Toy Engineers

Bit:Bot Robots
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The Smart Toy Company has built several prototypes for a new range of programmable wheeled toys. The design team have called the prototypes Bit:Bot and they want to find out how well the prototypes work.
Working in pairs your pupils act as test engineers first learning how to program Bit:Bot, then finding out how Bit:Bot behaves by carrying out a series of experiments and finally using the data collected to
program Bit:Bot to successfully navigate a test track.

The aims of the workshop are to:

  • provide a stimulating and practical activity suitable for all abilities, which compliments learning in school
  • learn how to program the BBC micro:bit computer using block code
  • carry out experiments by making accurate measurements, recording results, drawing and interpreting graphs
  • develop numeracy, logical thinking, analytical and problem solving skills
  • improve team working and communication skills
  • provide more experienced programmers the opportunity to use imagination and creativity

This workshop requires use of the Hall.
IT suite not needed as we bring all resources.

Years

5 & 6
Cost:

A whole day: 2 x 2 1/4 hours approx. sessions/workshops at £390 per day
Morning only: 1 x 2 1/4 hours approx. sessions/workshops at £265 per morning
All materials and equipment provided. Maximum class numbers = 32 pupils

Teacher supervision only, although parents with an interest/skill in programming are welcome, we will provide a volunteer STEM Ambassador to assist this workshop subject to availability.

This workshop is only suitable for Year 5 pupils from the spring term onwards



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