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Sphero

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Compound Words with Sphero Mini

Using the drive or draw mode, students will match the compound word formula with the correct picture.  Students will then write out the compound word.

Rolling Down the Number Line with Addition and Subtraction

In this activity, students will use the Sphero Mini to practice solving word problems. Students will do this by rolling their robot up and down the number line to solve the addition or subtraction equations in the word problem.

Sight Word Dance with Sphero Mini

During this lesson, students will practice their sight word frequency by “dancing” their Sphero Mini to the sight word that is read aloud.     

Rolling Down the Number Line Fraction Edition

In this activitiy, students will use the Sphero Mini to practice fractions.  They will do this by rolling their robot to the assigned fraction on the number line. 

Fairytales with Sphero Mini

 During this activity student will retell a short story or Fairytale using the Sphero Mini.  They will accomplish this by retelling and illustrating the major events and coding the Sphero Mini to move through the story. 

I See Your Angle and You're Right!

Students will use the Sphero Mini to pratice creating, measuring and identifying angles. 

What's Your Angle?

Students will use the Sphero Mini to explore acute, right, and obtuse angles. Students will learn about and be able to identify the different types of angles. They will then measure the angles, program Sphero to drive over angles on a pre-made template and determine what type of angle it is. In this lesson, students will review different types of angles and have some coding fun with their Sphero Mini!

Bowling Alley Math

In this activity, students will engage in a Sphero Mini bowling activity with a math twist! Students will set up the bowling pins and use the Sphero to knock the pins down. Students will determine how many pins are left and they will subtract that number from the original number of pins. Additional "pins" or objects can be added on to make this activity more advanced. In addition, students can apply different math strategies such as addition, multiplication, and division to take this activity to the next level!

Tell me a Story

In this activity, students will use the Sphero Mini to follow a path. This activity will start by driving Sphero through a maze. At different points on the path there will be "checkpoints" and students will respond to story prompts. This activity can be done multiple times for several different texts. Some of the checkpoints could involve characters, setting, problem, solution, etc. Join us as we explore a unique literacy activity with a Sphero Mini twist!

Sphero Mini Time Trials

In the spirit of friendly competition students will run time trials with their Sphero Mini.  This activity will give students to opportunity to pratice measureing angels and stright lines as well as code troubshooting. 

Sight Word Hunt

In this activity, students will direct Sphero to a sight word that is called out. Using the Activity Kit materials, students can create an obstacle course to add to the excitement of this activity! They will need to navigate to the sight word, say the word, and use the word in a sentence. This can be adjusted for each grade level and can be expanded on by having students write the words, write a story with the words, etc.

Sphero Shape Maker

In this activity, students will engage in a unique Sphero Mini activity! Students will work on identifying shapes and using the Sphero Mini to trace each shape. Students or teachers will draw the shapes and then drive Sphero over each shape. This will lead into a discussion of different types of shapes as well as a great opportunity to practice shape recognition and Sphero Mini driving skills!

Knock it Down!

In this activity, students will engage in a Sphero Mini driving activity! Students will work on knocking down all the pins as quickly as possible. Students will set up pins in individual spaces across the room, using the Activity Kit materials. Using rails and arches to “protect” the pins, students will determine which setting and speed can knock down the pins with the most force. This will lead into a discussion of motion and force as we engage in a unique activity with our Sphero Mini!

Sphero RVR - Color Walk Vowel Sounds

Using the color sensor, students will program the RVR to read a list of words related to the Vowel Sounds category and associated to each specific color tile. They will use the Drive tool in Sphero EDU and stop over each color. This also uses speech blocks as well as the "On Color" event block.

Sphero Tells a Story

Students will use Sphero to follow a path. At different points on the path there will be "checkpoints" and students will respond to story prompts. For example, character, setting, problem, solution. Join us as we explore a unique literacy activity with a Sphero twist!

Sphero Sight Words

In this activity, students will direct Sphero to a sight word that is called out. Students can use additional materials to create an obstacle course to add to the excitement of this activity! They will need to navigate to the sight word, say the word, and use the word in a sentence. This can be adjusted for each grade level and can be expanded on by having students write the words, write a story with the words, etc.

Build a Home for Sphero

In this activity, students will design a special home for their Sphero robots. The purpose of the home is to "protect" their robots and to keep it inside without breaking through the materials. Students will use home/classroom items to build a space for Sphero to fit inside. From there, students will try to drive the Sphero and the goal is for the house to stay up.

Build a Bridge Challenge

Let's build a bridge for Sphero to drive over! Students will be challenged to create a bridge using a variety of classroom or household materials. Then, students will program Sphero to drive over the bridge. Students will be challenged to think about different types of bridges, incorporate multiple design elements, and hold the weight of the Sphero.

Sphero RVR - Color Walk Roots & Prefixes

Using the color sensor, students will program the RVR to read a list of words related to the Roots & Prefixes category and associated to each specific color tile. This activity encourages students to use the movement and control blocks to drive over the color tiles, pause, and list words that fit the category. This also uses speech blocks as well as the "On Color" event block.

Sphero RVR - Color Walk Endangered Animals

Using the color sensor, students will program the RVR to read a list of words related to the Endangered Animals category and associated to each specific color tile. They will use the Drive tool in Sphero EDU and stop over each color. This also uses speech blocks as well as the "On Color" event block.

Sphero City

In this activity, students will design and construct their own "Sphero City". Students will be challenged to build roads, buildings, houses, etc. for Sphero to navigate through. Once the city is designed, students can drive Sphero through or even create a coded program!

Super Smart Sphero!

Let's test our knowledge with Sphero! In this activity, students will take a "pop quiz" by answering questions and driving Sphero to the correct answer. This activity will begin by have answer choices set up (A,B,C,D). From there, multiple choice questions for any given subject area will be assigned to students. To answer the questions, students will drive the Sphero over to their answer choice.

What's That Number?

In this activity, students will control Sphero to answer math questions. Teachers will set up number cards that will be placed throughout the classroom. Students will then be asked a question and students will drive the Sphero to the correct number card.

Sphero RVR - Speed Test

Using the movement blocks for Sphero EDU and the RVR robot, students will fill out the Speed Test Chart. They will experiment with various speed settings and time periods and use ratios to calculate the centimeters per second unit rate.

Sphero RVR - Right Triangle Paths

After studying interior and exterior angles of polygons, students will program their RVR to trace around the path of a large pentagon. This will involve speed and heading settings in the Sphero EDU blocks.

Sphero RVR - Pentagon Paths

After studying interior and exterior angles of polygons, students will program their RVR to trace around the path of a large pentagon. This will involve speed and heading settings in the Sphero EDU blocks.

Sphero RVR - Angle of Incline

Students studying trigonometry will apply their knowledge of solving a triangle to answer this question: What is the steepest angle of incline that the RVR can travel upwards? Students will work in pairs using a ramp and measuring tape to draw a diagram and calculate the angle, test driving the RVR in several trials.

Color Coding with Sphero

In this activity, students will use colored paper to help program Sphero. Students will use the Sphero Edu app to program code blocks to specific colors. This will lead to a discussion on programming and how to completely change the path of the RVR!

Tough Terrain!

Let's explore how tough our Sphero RVR really is! In this activity, students will discover different types of terrain for our RVR to drive over. This activity will start by driving Sphero along a flat surface, and then adding additional "obstacles" such as grass, concrete, rocks, etc. Students will then determine if different speeds are needed to drive over each material.

Sphero RVR - Trig Triangle Paths

The teacher will print and hand out several triangle pictures to each group of students. They will calculate the side lengths and angle measures with only limited given information. This lesson involves using trig functions and formulas studied in Algebra 1 or 2 and is a great application of "Solving a Triangle". Once the triangle is solved, students will code the robot to move along the triangle's path.

Sphero SPRK+ and Bolt Time Trials

In the spirit of friendly competition students will run time trials with their Sphero.  This activity will give students the oppertunity to practice measuring angels and strigh lines, as well as code troubleshooting.

Sight Word Dance Off with Sphero SPRK+ and Bolt

During this lesson students will practice their sight word frequency by "dancing" their Sphero to the sight word that is read aloud. 

Rolling Down the Number Line Fraction Edition for Sphero SPRK and Bolt

In this activity students will use the Sphero SPRk+ or Bolt to practice fractions.  They will do this by rolling their robot the the assigned fraction onthe number line.