Dash's Basketball Challenge

by  Wonder Workshop


Take on Dash's Basketball Challenge! Can you program Dash to launch a ball into the basket? Students will test and investigate the best settings that can be used with the launcher to accurately make the basket. They will practice measuring distances and collecting data before sharing their results with the class!


Coding Math Science

Group Size:

2- 3students

Target Grades:

2- 4

Time Required:

50 minutes-


  • Practice using Drive and Launcher blocks in Blockly

  • Apply coding skills, such as sequencing and parameters, to program Dash to launch a ball into the basketball hoop.

  • Plan and carry out investigations on how distance and energy affect the launcher’s aim.

  • Collect, analyze, and interpret data on the success and failures for the basketball challenge.