Lesson 10

Debugging Challenge

Students will create "buggy" challenges for their classmates to solve in this Bee-Bot activity. This lesson works with any set of Bee-Bot mat cards, and is easily customizable to allow students to revisit a favorite Bee-Bot mat activity, or to create their own!


  1. Ask: Describe a bug that you found in a program. How did you find and fix the bug?
  2. Activity: Debugging Challenge
  3. Reflection & Close-Out:
    • What bugs did you find today? How did you fix them?
    • How did you work together as a team to find the bugs?



debug: find and fix errors (bugs) in programs

decomposition: breaking down a problem into smaller pieces

program: a set of instructions written in a language that a computer understands

sequence: a set of instructions that follow one another in order

Additional Resources


CA CSS: K-2.AP.12 Create programs with sequences of commands and simple loops, to express ideas or address a problem.

CA CSS: K-2.AP.13 Decompose the steps needed to solve a problem into a sequence of instructions.

CA CSS: K-2.AP.14 Develop plans that describe a program's sequence of events, goals, and expected outcomes.

CA CSS: K-2.AP.16 Debug errors in an algorithm or program that includes sequences and simple loops.