A Sphere, Some math and Physics to engage

Recently worked with a teacher who was uncomfortable with technology. She wanted to use it but wasn't sure how to approach it. That's where we come in we help the teacher with a basic code for having the Sphero trace a Square on the floor. We got to come in a train the teachers and the students with basic blocks to accomplish this. Students had a little experience but not a lot. The teacher really got into working with the students problem solving with students when they ran into roadblocks. By the end of an hour every student was successful making their square. Those who were successful first went in and adjusted the lights the size of the square.

We learned time, surface, and speed all affected the Sphero.


2 replies

December 11, 2022

Love the video you attached with highlights of this learning experience! It sounds like it was engaging and exciting for students and teachers to co-learn together with the Spheros.

December 12, 2022

Great use of spheros. They are a great way to engage students in problem solving. Where are you planning on taking this learning next?

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