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Hour of Code: KIBO Craft and Build Drop Test

Engineering is about persistence and grit. Today the students will become engineers, learning the steps of the Engineering Design Process. They will create models out of craft and recycled materials, then they will test the sturdiness of their models by dropping them from ankle height. If the models don’t survive, the students can follow the engineering design process to revise their designs. Finally, they can attach their sturdy constructions to KIBO robots to make them move.

This is an “unplugged” coding activity. KIBO robot kits are optional for this activity, and you can adapt it to a distance learning environment.

Engineers keep trying!

Let’s be engineers. We will test and improve our creations until they survive a fall!

New to KIBO?

KIBO is a screen-free robot kit designed for students in PreK through 2nd grade. KIBO introduces coding, computational thinking, and the engineering design process through hands-on manipulatives and small group collaboration. Learn more about what makes KIBO special, our curriculum, and our recommendations for blended and distance learning with KIBO.

Did you enjoy your KIBO activity?

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– Share your experience on social media that you completed the Hour of Code
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About Hour of Code

The ‘Hour of Code™’ is a nationwide initiative by Computer Science Education Week and to introduce millions of students to one hour of computer science and computer programming.

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