Fifth grade students practiced refining their Sphero driving schools, and learning how to program the Sphero to drive using block coding. As the Sphero went to each cell organelle the students either had to verbally tell the function of the organelle or they programed the Sphero to speak the function.
Over the past few weeks the 5th graders have been learning about cells. They started by viewing plant and animal cells under microscopes. Then they drew a model of either a plant or an animal cell on shrinky dink paper, which I turned into key chains for the students.