Foundation to Year 2
Digital project: Bee-Bot activity
Summary of task
Students explored the concept of sequencing steps and decisions using Bee-Bots. They worked in groups to solve progressively more complex routes using grids on paper. Students then programmed the Bee-Bots to navigate grids created on the floor using masking tape. The base level was a 4 x 4 grid. Some students progressed to the more complex 8 x 10 grid of a community including a range of obstacles. Students reflected on their understanding of the activity.
By the end of Year 2, students identify how common digital systems (hardware and software) are used to meet specific purposes. They use digital systems to represent simple patterns in data in different ways.
Students design solutions to simple problems using a sequence of steps and decisions. They collect familiar data and display them to convey meaning. They create and organise ideas and information using information systems, and share information in safe online environments.
By the end of Year 2, students describe the purpose of familiar products, services and environments and how they meet a range of present needs. They list the features of technologies that influence design decisions and identify how digital systems are used.
Students identify needs, opportunities or problems and describe them. They collect, sort and display familiar data from a range of sources and recognise patterns in data. Students record design ideas using techniques including labelled drawings, lists and sequenced instructions. They design solutions to simple problems using a sequence of steps and decisions. With guidance, students produce designed solutions for each of the prescribed technologies contexts. Students evaluate their ideas, information and solutions on the basis of personal preferences and provided criteria including care for the environment. They safely create solutions and communicate ideas and information face-to-face and online.