Class Pet
iBlock Objective:

Getting a class pet is an exciting event for students! In this iBlock, students will learn about different class pets, then choose a robot to represent a particular pet. They will also propose a good classroom home for it and design a presentation to convince the class to vote for their idea. If students are convincing, their pet might even be selected!

  • Grade Bands: K-2, 3-5
  • Primary Focus: Programming
  • Secondary Focus: Animal Biology, Ecology
  • Additional Foci: Advanced Literacy, Transferable Skills, Social-Emotional Learning
  • Possible Suggested Technologies: KIBO, Sphero, Ozobot, Wonder Workshop
  • Related Industry Sectors: Scientific Research & Engineering; Information & Communication Technologies; Manufacturing & Product Development


An iBlock matches skills to standards (like Common Core or NGSS).

Here is a sample content standard for this iBlock:

Develop questions and participate in shared research and explorations to answer questions and to build knowledge. (NYS Next Generation ELA Standards, 2W6)