Code SpHERO – Heroes! (CSH) Grade(s) 4th-6th What is Sphero and how does it work? Sphero is an adorable, durable, interactive—you guessed it—spherebot. Don’t let its size deceive you! Its functionality is almost boundless. Let’s dig in. Students connect to provided tablets via Bluetooth, and dive into programming on day one! With a maze activity, kids learn to program their 'bots to navigate a maze—without touching the walls. Students will use the Sphero has a programmable 8x8 LED matrix, so students can code it to change colors when Sphero rolls, stops or starts, reaches a goal, or whenever else they’d like. Coding sounds hard, but our younger coders utilize what’s called block coding. This means they’re not typing out code by hand—which can be complicated for such an age group—but rather dragging visual blocks into the coding area and connecting them.