Unit 5: “Hands On” Coding

Unit 5: "Hands On" Coding

The 'magic" of coding happens when young learners discover the power of controlling and problem solving. Hands on coding is loads of fun and offers maximum engagement. We have provided starter  resources for two popular types of codable robots (BeeBots and Dash - Dot). To the right are some starter videos.

Description: Dash is a real robot, charged and ready to play out of the box. Responding to voice, navigating objects, dancing, and singing, Dash is the robot you always dreamed of having. Use Wonder, Blockly, and other apps to create new behaviors for Dash.

Description: Bee-Bot is an exciting robot designed for use by young children. This colorful, easy-to-operate, and friendly little robot is a perfect tool for teaching sequencing, estimation, problem-solving, and just having fun!

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Favourite activities

  1. Using the line code chart (click here to download) create a 10 line code challenge for other Beebot teams to complete.
  2. Look at the picture below. Any ideas?



Dash Dot Intro videos from YouTube

BeeBot Getting Started videos from YouTube


  • Follow, describe and represent a sequence of steps and decisions (algorithms) needed to solve simple problems.