Thanks to the fantastic Hutt Science centre, we were able to have a week trying out some coding and programming with Bee Bots and the junior syndicate.
Bee Bots are appealing, simple little robots that look like bees. The boys use simple commands to control the robot and get it to move and follow directions. They were instantly popular with all of our junior boys and even some of the older students were asking when they were going to have a turn.
It was a great opportunity for the boys to see how breaking things down into simple steps in a logical order can result in something working out. As they worked through the challenges, they became more efficient at problem solving and thinking in a more logical and sequential way.
Using the Bee Bots the boys had lots of fun learning the first steps of programming.