Spring is a season of new beginnings, and what better way to kickstart your students’ learning than with some spring-themed STEAM lessons? Teaching with Ozobot is a fun and interactive way to incorporate science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) concepts into your curriculum. In this blog post, we will explore some exciting spring-themed CS lessons that offer standards-aligned activities for grades K – 12.
Read Across America
Did you know Ozobots are a great way to teach English Language Arts (ELA) and other subjects beyond coding and computer science? While STEAM focuses on problem-solving and critical thinking skills, there is often a misconception that these skills apply only to science and math subjects. The reality is quite the opposite. ELA and Social Studies subjects provide valuable critical thinking abilities too! That’s why we’ve put together a list of the top 5 ELA lessons in Ozobot Classroom to get you excited about using Ozobot to teach literacy and celebrate Read Across America today and every day!
Harriet Tubman Day, March 10th
Celebrate Harriet Tubman and her heroic work to free slaves in the underground railroad with this lesson, Black History: Influential People. Designed for grade levels 2 – 5, students will read clues to identify five different influential people, one of which being Harriet Tubman, in Black history and draw a picture to show a major event for each. Students will create an interactive timeline using Color Codes to program their bot to move through history.
Daylight Saving Time, March 12th
Just in time for Daylight Saving, this lesson teaches time-telling on digital and analog clocks for second-grade instruction. Students use numbers their bot randomly chooses to write and tell time on the two different clock types, then connect their daily schedules with the times they write.
Pi Day, March 14th
How many numbers can you recite from memory for Pi? Here’s a start: 3.141592653589793238… In this lesson, students will find an approximation for the value of Pi using a stopwatch and Ozobot. Designed for students in grades 6 – 8.
St. Patrick’s Day
Students in grades 1 -3 can complete this lesson to find their way to the pot of gold. Will Evo be a good luck charm? There’s only one way to find out!
Spring Equinox, 3/20
Get hands-on with the Sun, Earth & Moon in this STEAM Kit, with an activity that teaches students about the sun’s position that results in the Spring Equinox.