# Gold Quest - Ozobots

21. Computational Thinking

## Introduction

This is a Quest with a subset of several classroom activities. These require the use of the Ozobot. Ozobots are part of the Michigan REMC Classroom Maker Kits and are available through a number of stores and websites worldwide.

An Ozobot is a small robot that fits in the palm of a child’s hand with color sensors underneath. It can read codes drawn on paper or can be programmed using the free Ozoblockly website and pulses of light.

## Key Vocabulary

Color Codes: Color codes are color sequences made up of two, three, or four color dots in a row located directly on a path.

Ozobot: An Ozobot is a tiny robot that reads color code.

## I Can Statements

• properly calibrate the Ozobot
• use the Ozobot Color Codes in the proper sequences to make Ozobot follow a path given parameters
• explain how Ozobot senses its environment and moves in it

An Ozobot is a tiny robot that reads color code. Ozobots have a sensor beneath them that reads color codes, or a combination of codes. An Ozobot recognizes blue, red, black and green markers. Ozobot’s sensors are designed to read code about 150 times per second to detect red, green, blue, black and white areas and react accordingly.

There are three different activities for Ozobots. You will go through each activity and program the Ozobot to do a variety of things. Use the links below to move on to each activity. (These activities and more can also be found on the Ozobot website.)

Websites/Apps

Ozobot

## MITECS and Competencies

MITECS   Michigan Integrated Technology Competencies for Students, and

ISTE Standards for Students

4. Innovative Designer
a. know and use a deliberate design process for generating ideas, testing theories, creating innovative artifacts or solving authentic problems
c. develop, test and refine prototypes as part of a cyclical design process

5. Computational Thinker
d. understand how automation works and use algorithmic thinking to develop a sequence of steps to create and test automated solutions