Curriculum and Teacher Materials to Ensure KIBO Success
When you make the commitment to purchase KIBO for your young learners, we want to ensure you’re successful bringing robotics into your classroom.
The KIBO Curriculum integrates:
– Computational thinking (Programming)
– The Engineering Design Process (Building)
– Integration component (Curricular Theme)
Our comprehensive set of curriculum materials supports you in every way. You’ll get easy to implement lesson plans and fun play-based activities to introduce KIBO and build students’ basic engineering and programming skills; but you’ll also get support in integrating robotics into your classroom with a wide range of cross-curricular connections to literacy, community, dance, science, and more! We are offer various Professional Development, including training, lesson plan development and curriculum integration.
To help you get started right away
Our comprehensive, research-based curriculum guide, “Creating with KIBO,” offers 20-40 hours of curriculum for PreK – 2nd grade classrooms. Detailed lesson plans get teachers up and running quickly to introduce coding, robotics, and engineering concepts with KIBO. An open-ended framework for a final project invites integration with other classroom projects. The curriculum is aligned with Common Core standards, the CSK12 framework and state CS standards.
Activity Guide Cards
Get the excitement going with these activities
This set of 11 unique activity cards helps introduce teachers, parents, and students to each of the components of KIBO robotics and to engage children in fun learning challenges.
KIBO Says – Class Programming Game
Let’s have some fun with KIBO
Learn KIBO’s coding language through engaging unplugged play! Our “KIBO Says” game is a collection of oversized cards with images of KIBO’s programming icons. As they play “KIBO Says,” students learn KIBO’s programming language by acting out KIBO’s movements, sounds, and other commands themselves. KIBO can even scan the game cards, just like the blocks.
KIBO and Engineering Design Process Poster
Bright, colorful reminders of core concepts
These classroom posters help teachers introduce KIBO concepts with big, colorful graphics. “Meet KIBO” explains all of KIBO’s parts, while the “Engineering Design Process” reminds the student of the steps to follow in their creative construction, revision, and sharing.
The below materials are best to purchase one per student as they monitor growth and overall knowledge of KIBO.
Time to see what the kids know about their robot
These Assessment Workbooks help teachers evaluate student learning with KIBO with a focus on programming and robotics concepts and the engineering design process. These assessments, in the form of fun story problems with stickers that children need to solve, help teachers address student learning and outcomes. (Recommended: one workbook per student.)
Engineering Design Journals
The easy way to learn engineering design processes
Our Engineering Design Journals help students make their own learning visible by documenting their planning, revision, and testing. Students sketch their imagined constructions, plan their programs, and record the challenges and solutions they discover. The Engineering Design Journal guides students through the Engineering Design Process while encouraging reflection and sharing. (Recommended: one journal per student.)
Teaching Materials Package
Need it all?
We are also happy to offer a Teaching Material Package that provides all the materials above in one complete package to help get your started.
Need More Resources?
Learn from your fellow educators
Be sure to check out our Resources site to learn more about what other educators are doing with KIBO in their classrooms. We would love to hear from you too! Submit you own resources today!