Our third graders are having a blast designing and building these and other of their own original creations with littleBits electronics.
They work in teams in a process focused on the trial and error strategy for problem solving; this is how they figure out the best way to assemble parts to successfully create a circuit and learn the importance of proper sequencing.
But it's precisely these struggles that lead to light bulb moments of understanding on the road to success, and excited exclamations like "Mr. Donnelly, Mr. Donnelly, look! I made the light sensor work!"
In the clip below, boys who created "Robert" share why they selected a 'robot' for their project.