Author:
KIMBERLY SMITH, BLAIR PHILLIPS
Subject:
Information and Technology, English Language Arts, Reading Informational Text, Reading Literature, Earth Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab, Assessment, Homework/Assignment, Interactive, Lesson, Lesson Plan, Presentation, Reading, Reference Material, Self Assessment, Software, Vocabulary
Level:
Lower Primary, Upper Primary
Grade:
3
Tags:
#BCS #DLI #DLIBCS #NCDLI
License:
Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives
Language:
English

Education Standards

Different Kinds of Energy - Dash Robots

Different Kinds of Energy - Dash Robots

Overview

 

Using Wonders Literature Anthology and students Reading/Writing Companion, students will learn “What are different kinds of energy?”.  Students will complete a pre and post assessment for data collection. Students will read about solar energy, wind energy, and fossil fuels. Using information from the text, students will create a poster board to present information about each form of energy and will code a Dash Robot. Students will code Dash to move to the different types of energy, and students will voice record themselves describing and giving detail of each energy form. 

 

Wonders Unit 5 Weeks 5/6

 

Using Wonders Literature Anthology and students Reading/Writing Companion, students will learn “What are different kinds of energy?”.  Students will complete a pre and post assessment for data collection. Students will read about solar energy, wind energy, and fossil fuels. Using information from the text, students will create a poster board to present information about each form of energy and will code a Dash Robot. Students will code Dash to move to the different types of energy, and students will voice record themselves describing and giving detail of each energy form. 

 

It will be beneficial for the teacher to spend time learning Dash robot and Blockly coding app before starting this lesson. Your county technology leader can assist you here as needed. Also, here are a few videos giving an overview of Dash robots!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUDZ5adnKhI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4nPTGOPCb1Q

It would also be very beneficial to give students time to play with Dash robots and Blockly app before having them start this lesson. Something as simple as taping out a maze on the floor and allowing students time to code Dash to go through the maze. Make sure they are comfortable before asking them to continue!