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Going on a Bear Hunt – with KIBO!

Contributed by: Marsha Odell, Children's Computer Corner, http://www.childrenscomputercorner.com

Going on a Bear Hunt – with KIBO!

During the month of August, we completed our last week-long KIBO Robotics Camp here in Washington state. We used the children’s book “Going on a Bear Hunt” as our theme for the week. The children mapped out the road to the bear cave on a long strip of white banner paper. We then colored in The River, The Forest, The SnowStorm. We used the Expression module for each team to make a picture of their “person” going on the bear hunt. We used the Voice/Record device to record the children saying:

1) “Oh, no! Can’t go over it; can’t go under it… Gotta go through it!” (Repeat 4 times as KIBO went up to and through the River, Forest, SnowStorm)
2) “Oh, no! It’s a BEAR!!” (As they reached the bear cave and we uncovered the bear cave to reveal a Teddy Bear.)
3) “We’re not going on a bear hunt again!!” (After KIBO reverses back to where he began, crashing into a long body pillow using the Distance Sensor on the back portal.)

We made enlarged Voice Modules to join with the KIBO Says cards (since there were none to purchase). It worked fairly well. We like to use the KS cards on class projects since they are bigger and easier to scan.

Watch Going on a Bear Hunt – With KIBO!
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xnAmXLRJK4&w=560&h=315]

Contributed by:
– Marsha Odell
Children’s Computer Corner with KinderRobotics and Coding

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