SGC Season 3 Registration (Early Elementary)

SKU: 990-Global030

For students ages 4–8 (born after May 1, 2014) who would like to participate in the Sphero Global Challenge, we have an exciting Event called Sphero indi: To The Zoo! This Event is for teams of up to five students and is designed to give our youngest learners the ability to showcase their creativity, teamwork, and problem-solving skills—no screens required.

What You’ll Need:

Please note: The Coaching Guide will be sent in August to the email address you provide on your registration form.

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    Price:
    $40
    Sphero indi coding robot event called Visit the Zoo.

    Visit the Zoo!

    Students will explore sequencing by creating a zoo and animal display using indi. Students have the option to use indi's color tiles (no screens required) to demonstrate algorithmic thinking and pattern recognition or use block coding in the new Sphero Edu Jr app to program indi's behavior and movement.

    What You’ll Need:

    WHAT COACHES GET:

    In August, we’ll send you everything you need to participate in the Sphero Global Challenge Season 3, including:

    • indi: To the Zoo Coaching Guide
    • Team Meeting Agendas
    • Sphero Global Challenge Official Rules Book and Evaluation Rubrics
    • Sphero Community Customizable Resources and Collateral
    • And More!
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    Gather your Zoologists

    Starting a team of biologists is easier than you think! Coaches do not need to be programmers, or even educators, to support students through the Sphero Global Challenge. Instead, act as a facilitator as students work to explore, solve problems, and unleash their creativity.

    The Coaching Guide will give you the tools and structure to guide your students through the indi To the Zoo Event. The Sphero Global Challenge is perfect for after-school programs, STEM/STEAM Clubs, school-day science blocks, or even for students to work on at home.

    Structuring Your Team

    Teams can consist of 1–5 students. After purchasing the registration, you will be emailed a form to finalize registration. For larger groups of students (i.e. robotics clubs), we recommend forming multiple teams. In this case, you will need to purchase a registration for each team and finalize the registration for each team separately. Coaches are welcome to lead as many teams as they'd like.

    Team Roles

    Coaches can encourage collaboration, communication, and team building by giving students team roles to help fulfill all of the elements of the mission objectives.
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    2022/2023 SEASON 3: THREE UNIQUE STEM EVENTS

    The competition, and its three unique Events, are an opportunity for students to go deeper with computational thinking, engineering, and programming skills in our various STEM and coding competitions.

    Teams and individuals of all abilities will work to identify problems and develop solutions, then submit entries virtually for a chance to qualify for the Sphero World Championship in Spring 2023.

    indi: Visit the Zoo!

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    SKILLS

    Students will explore sequencing by creating a zoo and animal display using indi to demonstrate their understanding of:

    • Problem Solving
    • Algorithmic Thinking
    • Basic Coding Concepts
    • Pattern Recognition

    WHAT YOU'LL NEED

    2 Sphero indi Student Kits

    Optional: Sphero Craft Pack

    littleBits: Animal Kingdom

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    SKILLS

    Students will use littleBits to design and build an interactive museum display that engages and educates the public:

    • Circuitry
    • Engineering design
    • Debugging

    WHAT YOU'LL NEED

    littleBits STEAM+ Kit (recommended) or other littleBits Kit

    Optional: Sphero Craft Pack

    BOLT: Animal Behavior

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    SKILLS

    Students will use BOLT and their creativity to imitate animals and complete missions—all the while learning different programming skills including:

    • Loops
    • Conditionals
    • Variables
    • Functions

    WHAT YOU'LL NEED

    2 Sphero BOLT robots

    City Code Mat and/or Sphero Craft Pack

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    littleBits Invent for Good Competition badge.
    littleBits Invent for Good Competition badge.

    SKILLS

    • Students will explore sequencing by creating a zoo and animal display using indi to demonstrate their understanding of:

      • Problem Solving
      • Algorithmic Thinking
      • Basic Coding Concepts
      • Pattern Recognition
    • Students will use littleBits to design and build an interactive museum display that engages and educates the public:

      • Circuitry
      • Engineering design
      • Debugging
    • Students will use BOLT and their creativity to imitate animals and complete missions—all the while learning different programming skills including:

      • Loops
      • Conditionals
      • Variables
      • Functions

    WHAT YOU'LL NEED