Elementary  Schools ReadyAI Program

Scope and Sequence

Elementary School Program Overview

Course / Grade Title: ReadyAI Elementary 4-6 Core Curriculum

Course ObjectivesStudent ActivitiesAssessment(s)
Students should be able to

  1. Define basic concepts in the field of AI.
  2. Describe functions of AI as well as current limitations.
  3. Apply principles of coding to demonstrate understanding of AI concepts
  4. Evaluate applications of AI technologies.
  5. Create a project that uses AI to solve real-world problems.

AI’s Big Ideas for K-12

  • Big Idea #1: Computers can perceive the world using sensors.
  • Big Idea #2: Agents create and maintain internal representations/models of the world and use them for reasoning.
  • Big Idea #3: Computers can learn from data.
  • Big Idea #4: AI systems strive to interact comfortably with humans.
  • Big Idea #5: AI applications can impact society in positive and negative ways.
What will students do to demonstrate their learning?

What cross-content integration is there with literacy? (Include CCSS for History, Science, and the Technical Subjects where applicable)

What common assessments (formative and/or summative) will be used to measure student progress and achievement?

(These may remain the same or require minimal changes for subsequent units)

Lesson Number and NameEssential QuestionObjectivesStudent ActivitiesAssessment(s)
Unit 1

Meet Your AI Friend

What can AI units recognize?Students will be able to

  • Contrast AI vision from robotic vision
  • Program Cozmo to recognize their faces
  • Brainstorming applications for facial recognition
Demonstration of Learning

  • Students can program basic functions of Cozmo

Classroom Discussion

  • Student-generated ideas of AI applications

Oral Responses

  • Students can explain how they might use AI facial recognition

Written Responses

  • Students create a brainstorming map
  • Students complete the formative worksheet
Written Responses

  • Students may complete the summative mastery quiz
Lesson Number and NameEssential QuestionObjectivesStudent ActivitiesAssessment(s)
Unit 2

Scaring Contest & Rebounce

Where is Facial Recognition Important?Students will be able to

  • identify uses of facial recognition in real life.
  • analyze games programmed into the Cozmo app.
  • create coding that utilizes Cozmo’s AI facial recognition abilities.
Demonstration of Learning

  • Students can program more advanced functions of Cozmo’s facial recognition.

Classroom Discussion

  • Students evaluate facial recognition abilities.

Oral Responses

  • Students can explain how they might use AI emotional recognition.

Written Responses

  • Students complete the formative worksheet  
Oral Responses

  • Students may be evaluated based on participation or speaking.

Written Responses

  • Students may be evaluated using the complete the summative mastery quiz.
Lesson Number and NameEssential QuestionObjectivesStudent ActivitiesAssessment(s)
Unit 3

Peekaboo AI

How Does Facial Recognition Work?Students will be able to

  • identify coding necessary to code peekaboo.
  • build a scenario where peekaboo may be applicable.
  • create coding that programs Cozmo to play peekaboo as both the player and the recipient.
Demonstration of Learning

  • Students can program a small game like peekaboo.

Classroom Discussion

  • Students discuss how peekaboo demonstrates AI.

Oral Responses

  • Students can explain how they might use principles in peekaboo for larger, more practical purposes.

Written Responses

  • Students complete the formative worksheet  
Oral Responses

  • Students may be evaluated based on participation or presentation.

Written Responses

  • Students may be evaluated using the complete the summative mastery quiz.
Lesson Number and NameEssential QuestionObjectivesStudent ActivitiesAssessment(s)
Unit 4

Speech Generation

Why is Speech Recognition AI?Students will be able to

  • summarize the steps to program speech.
  • connect facial recognition to speech recognition.
  • design a mini-project where Cozmo uses speech generation as well as facial recognition.
Demonstration of Learning

  • Students can program a small scenario where Cozmo uses speech after recognizing a face.

Classroom Discussion

  • Students discuss how speech generation is AI.

Oral Responses

  • Students can explain their mini-project and how it demonstrates three AI functionalities.

Written Responses

  • Students complete the formative worksheet.  
Mini-Project

  • Students may be evaluated using a rubric for their project.

Written Responses

  • Students may be evaluated using the complete the summative mastery quiz.
Lesson Number and NameEssential QuestionObjectivesStudent ActivitiesAssessment(s)
Unit 5

American Idol AI

If Cozmo Can Talk, What Else Can AI do?Students will be able to

  • identify the challenges to program music.
  • connect facial recognition to speech recognition.
  • compose a brief tune using Cozmo’s speech functions and link it to previously coded material.
Demonstration of Learning

  • Students can make Cozmo “sing” a tune.

Classroom Discussion

  • Students discuss why singing goes beyond basic speech generation.

Oral Responses

  • Students can explain how to program a brief tune.

Written Responses

  • Students complete the formative worksheet.
Oral Responses

  • Students may explain how to program a tune as well as the challenges that come with it.

Written Responses

  • Students may be evaluated using the complete the summative mastery quiz.
Lesson Number and NameEssential QuestionObjectivesStudent ActivitiesAssessment(s)
Unit 6

Object Recognition & Manipulation

Why Is Object Recognition Key to AI?Students will be able to

  • describe the challenges in identifying objects.
  • implementing code to make the AI unit engage an object.
  • plan a scenario where the AI unit uses an object it can manipulate as a representation of something.
Demonstration of Learning

  • Students can make the AI unit manipulate an object.

Classroom Discussion

  • Students discuss why object manipulation is key to real life uses of AI.

Oral Responses

  • Students can explain the scenario they designed.

Written Responses

  • Students complete the formative worksheet.  
Presentation

  • Students may present the scenario they created.

Written Responses

  • Students may be evaluated using the complete the summative mastery quiz.
Lesson Number and NameEssential QuestionObjectivesStudent ActivitiesAssessment(s)
Unit 7

Tick Tock Bot

What Applications Does Object Manipulation and Awareness Have?Students will be able to

  • describe how the Tick Tock Bot software works.
  • deconstruct the coding and AI necessary for this program to work.
  • craft a basic AI function and code to demonstrate understanding of AI object manipulation and awareness.
Demonstration of Learning

  • Students can make the AI unit identify the location of an object.

Classroom Discussion

  • Students discuss how Tick Tock Bot represents AI technology.

Oral Responses

  • Students can explain the function they designed.

Written Responses

  • Students complete the formative worksheet.  
Demonstration

  • Students may demonstrate their code of AI object manipulation and awareness.

Written Responses

  • Students may be evaluated using the complete the summative mastery quiz.
Lesson Number and NameEssential QuestionObjectivesStudent ActivitiesAssessment(s)
Unit 8

Keep Away & Quick Tap

Is AI Better than Humans?Students will be able to

  • describe how the Keep Away and Quick Tap games work.
  • implement coding that resembles that of the Keep Away and Quick Tap games.
  • invent a scenario where such AI skills would be useful.
Demonstration of Learning

  • Students can replicate basic doing from the game.

Classroom Discussion

  • Students discuss how Keep Away and Quick Tap work.

Oral Responses

  • Students can explain the need for the AI skills in Keep Away and Quick Tap.

Written Responses

  • Students complete the formative worksheet.
Demonstration

  • Students may demonstrate their scenario using coding or themselves.

Written Responses

  • Students may be evaluated using the complete the summative mastery quiz.
Lesson Number and NameEssential QuestionObjectivesStudent ActivitiesAssessment(s)
Unit 9

Landmark-based Navigation & Cozmo’s Freetime

How Does AI Navigate?Students will be able to

  • contrast robot movement with AI navigation.
  • show programming of AI navigation.
  • compete with other students in terms of navigation commands.
Demonstration of Learning

  • Students can show their ability to program AI unit navigation.

Classroom Discussion

  • Students discuss importance of AI navigation.

Oral Responses

  • Students can explain the need for the AI navigation in the world.

Written Responses

  • Students complete the formative worksheet.  
Demonstration

  • Students may demonstrate their ability to program their AI units around obstacles.

Written Responses

  • Students may be evaluated using the complete the summative mastery quiz.
Lesson Number and NameEssential QuestionObjectivesStudent ActivitiesAssessment(s)
Unit 10

Project Planning

What Major Challenges does the World Face? What Challenge Do You Think AI Can Help with Cest?Students will be able to

  • identify applications for AI in a teacher provided example.
  • apply their understanding of AI to a real life project.
  • create a plan for their own project.
Demonstration of Learning

  • Students can present their plans to their teacher.

Classroom Discussion

  • Students discuss what is needed in project planning.
  • Students can explain their project goal.

Written Responses

  • Students complete the formative worksheet.  
Demonstration

  • Students may create plans for AI applications project.

Written Responses

  • Students may be evaluated using the complete the summative mastery quiz.
Lesson Number and NameEssential QuestionObjectivesStudent ActivitiesAssessment(s)
Unit 11

Project Creation

How Can AI Connect Many Different Kinds of Jobs and Interests?Students will be able to

  • rehearse their project presentations.
  • apply their understanding of AI to project creation.
  • synthesize their technical and creative knowledge.

create their projects.

Demonstration of Learning

  • Students can present their plans to their teacher.

Classroom Discussion

  • Students discuss what is needed in project creation.
  • Students can articulate what problems they encounter.

Written Responses

  • Students complete the formative worksheet.  
Demonstration

  • Students may create an AI project.

Written Responses

  • Students may be evaluated using the complete the summative mastery quiz.
Lesson Number and NameEssential QuestionObjectivesStudent ActivitiesAssessment(s)
Unit 12

Project Rehearsal

Why are Rehearsing and Troubleshooting Important?Students will be able to

  • rehearse their project presentations in front of a class.
  • troubleshoot problems in their projects.
  • create projects that demonstrate their learning of AI and their collaboration.
Demonstration of Learning

  • Students can present their plans to their classmates.

Classroom Discussion

  • Students discuss what problems they encountered.
  • Students can articulate what they did to overcome those problems.

Written Responses

  • Students complete the formative worksheet.  
Demonstration

  • Students may demonstrate their project in front of the class.

Written Responses

  • Students may be evaluated using the complete the summative mastery quiz.