Teach Edison to count to 9
Let’s get the Edison robot to help us count to 9 using digital clock display numbers!
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You will also need to use the EdBlocks programming app.
About this lesson
Year 2 – Year 6
Introduce the key computational concepts of inputs and outputs using Edison robots and the block-based programming language EdBlocks. This lesson utilises the Edison robot’s drive function through a set of progressive programming tasks. Creating programs for the Edison robot to ‘trace’ (ie. drive in the pattern of) the digital display numbers of their choice requires the application of sequential thinking and an understanding of the input-process-output cycle.
This 1-hour lesson is designed to allow students to work independently as they discover:
- What is a digital display?
- What is an input?
- What is an output?
Celebrate student success!
Recognise your students’ achievements in taking on an Hour of Code challenge with Edison robots by presenting them with a certificate of completion.
If this is your first time using Edison or EdBlocks, there are a few extra things you need to know. This Getting started with Edison and EdBlocks set will help you get the most out of Edison, EdBlocks and this activity. Inside you will find:
- step-by-step help for setting up your robots and programming devices plus
- a hands-on introduction activity for students.