Robots

Requires iPad and Tynker Junior App

Students bring wacky robots to life and fix the programming in a robot factory while they learn about events and parameters. Request Quote

Course Summary
  • Pre-K to Grade 2
  • Beginner level
  • 4 lessons
  • Tynker Icon Blocks
    • iPad
Course Includes
  • 4 lessons
  • 40 activities
  • Enhanced Creativity Tools
  • Automatic Assessment
  • Tutorials and Reviews
  • Coding Puzzles
  • DIY Projects
  • Quizzes
  • Answer Keys
Prerequisites
No previous coding experience required.

Description

Second in the series of pre-reader courses, Robots introduces pre-readers to parameters, events and flexible sequencing. To use Robots in your classroom, you must download the Tynker Junior app from the App Store. The Tynker Junior app offers a collection of courses specifically designed for young children (ages 5-7) who are still learning how to read.

In Robots, students program a robot factory to design robots using the right parts. Students use code to create the right kind of robot based on a given blueprint. Using “tilt” and “tap” events, they program simple games and animations. They use block commands to navigate robots through a maze of conveyor belts and collect power cells in a series of puzzles that reinforce their sequencing skills.

Tynker Junior uses word-free picture-based block programming with fun characters to help kids develop animations, pursue adventures and solve puzzles and challenges. This enables young children—who have limited motor skills and are still developing hand-eye coordination—to learn to code using big blocks, pictures, voiceovers and tap-tap-tap interactions, without words or drag-and-drop or any other actions they may find too tedious or overwhelming. Tynker SmartPass enables younger students to sign in by simply scanning a code, without the need to remember any usernames or passwords.

Robots is only available on iPads and iPhones. Students can access the course using the Tynker Junior app on their iPad devices. These courses are not available on Android or via the browser at tynker.com.

Topics Covered

  • Parameter usage
  • Flexible sequencing
  • Tilt and tap events
  • Build a simple game

What Students Learn

  • Code a robot factory to design different types of robots
  • Use 'tilt' events to program a robot game
  • Code robots to dance and wave using “tap” events
  • Navigate robots through a maze to collect power cells
  • Learn flexible sequencing as you solve the same puzzle in different ways

Technical Requirements

* Online courses require a modern desktop computer, laptop computer, Chromebook, or Netbook with Internet access and a Chrome (29+), Firefox (30+), Safari (7+), or Edge (20+) browser. No downloads required.
* Tablet courses require an iPad (iOS 10+) with Tynker or Tynker Junior app installed and Internet access

1. Assembly Line
13 activities
Match the blueprints to build the correct robot!
2. Robot Builder
2 activities
Design your own robot!
3. Electric Events
7 activities
Code your robot to react to taps and tilts on your device!
4. Battery Sequencing
18 activities
Ride conveyor belts and collect batteries to bring power back to the factory!