CBSE Coding, AI, Robotics and Computer Book – Class 1 | Skillful Minds


Designed for CBSE  Class 1 students, ‘Skillful Minds’ is not just a book; it’s a gateway to the fascinating world of technology. Authored by esteemed experts from IIT Kanpur Alumni, this book is a treasure of knowledge in Coding, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, and Computer Technology.

  • Education Board Alignment- CBSE
  • Number of Pages – 66
  • Number of Chapters – 6
  • Number of Lab Activities – 18
  • Software and Hardware Used – MS Paint, PictoBlox Jr, Quarky Robot
  • Competition – Access to Codeavour – The global AI, Coding and Robotics championship to foster creativity, innovation and entrepreneurial skills among students of age 7 to 18 years to raise awareness about UN Sustainable Development Goals.
  • Technologies Covered – Computer Basics, Coding, Artificial Intelligence, and Robotics
  • Certification – Submit 5 lab activities online to get digital certificate accredited by STEMpedia, and ARTPARK.

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Empowering Kids with the Right Future Skills

Basics of Computers

Algorithmic Thinking with Robots

Artificial Intelligence

Basics of Computers

Algorithmic Thinking with Robots

Artificial Intelligence

Fun with Paint

Computational Thinking

Code Your Robot

Fun with Paint

Computational Thinking

Code Your Robot

Inside the Book

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21st Century Skills

Chapters and activities designed to impart skills pertinent to the evolving technological landscape of the 21st century.

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Build Coding and AI Skills

Build competency in computational thinking, coding and artificial intelligence with hands on activities.

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Activity-Based Learning

Incorporating 18 hands-on activities and theme-based learning that make learning both fun and intellectually stimulating.

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Learn with Quarky Robot

Interactive sessions with the Quarky robot enhance engagement and maintains a high level of interest.

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PictoBlox AI Software

Learn the art of coding through horizontal block coding in PictoBlox, a premier tool for young learners. Students also receive 3000 AI credits for PictoBlox.

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Codeavour Competition

Exclusive access to Codeavour – the AI and Robotics Competition, with the opportunity to represent India on the global stage at Dubai.

Software and Hardware Used

Windows 10

MS Paint


PictoBlox Jr


Chapter-wise Learning Outcome

ChapterNameLearning OutcomeActivitiesTools Used
1Know Your ComputerDevelop fundamental computer knowledge, including understanding machine components, usage, typing skills, and basic operations, enhanced by practical lab activities.3Windows 10, Notepad
2Fun with PaintLearn MS Paint's interface and tools, applying this knowledge in creative lab activities to improve artistic and computer skills.4MS Paint
3Algorithmic ThinkingGain skills in algorithmic thinking, covering instructions, sequences, algorithms, and decision-making, fostering logical and problem-solving abilities.0-
4Into the World of CodingExplore coding basics with PictoBlox Jr, understanding key terms and block-based programming through interactive lab activities.6PictoBlox Jr
5Introduction to RoboticsUnderstand robotics, including the role of robots, introduction to Quarky, and hands-on activities exploring robotic features and interactions.4PictoBlox Jr, Quarky
6Introduction to AIDelve into artificial intelligence, learning about intelligence concepts and face detection through engaging activities.1PictoBlox Jr

Lab Activities in the Book

The book includes a range of lab activities in each chapter, designed to reinforce theoretical concepts through practical, hands-on experience.

#Activity NameLearning Outcome of the Activity
1Parts of the ComputerIntroduction to computer labs and exploration of the parts of the computer. Learning how to turn the computer on and off.
2Typing with KeyboardLearning to open Notepad and type the alphabet and names, developing basic typing skills.
3Playing with MousePracticing mouse clicks through playing games, enhancing mouse control skills.
4Draw a TruckDeveloping digital art skills by creating a truck using MS Paint tools.
5Draw a Christmas TreeEnhancing creativity and digital art skills by drawing a festive Christmas tree in MS Paint.
6Draw the Indian FlagLearning to draw the Indian Flag in MS Paint, fostering national pride and digital drawing skills.
7Draw a Traffic SignalGaining an understanding of traffic signals through digital drawing in MS Paint.
8Look at My AquariumExploring digital aquariums using PictoBlox Jr software, enhancing understanding of digital environments.
9My First CodeImplementing basic coding to make a sprite walk and jump on stage using PictoBlox Jr.
10Moving Sprite AroundLearning to code sprite movement using arrow keys in PictoBlox Jr, enhancing coding skills.
11About MeDeveloping personal storytelling skills in coding by making a sprite speak about the user in PictoBlox Jr.
12Twinkling StarLearning to use control loops in PictoBlox Jr to create a twinkling star effect.
13Ballerina DanceUnderstanding sequencing in coding to create a dancing sprite animation in PictoBlox Jr.
14Quarky EmotionsExploring how to display dynamic emotions on Quarky’s LED display using PictoBlox Jr.
15Quarky Name BadgeLearning to display custom text on Quarky’s display to create a digital name badge.
16Touch Movement with QuarkyUsing Quarky’s touch sensor to detect input and make a sprite move, enhancing interactive coding skills.
17Controlling Sprite with Quarky ButtonUtilising Quarky’s tactile switch to control game elements, integrating robotics with coding.
18Clown MakerUsing face detection to create a face filter in PictoBlox Jr, introducing AI concepts​​​​.

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FAQs on Skillful Minds - Class 1 Book

‘Skillful Minds’ is an educational book designed for Class 1 to 8 students. It introduces young learners to the basics of computers, coding, artificial intelligence (AI), and robotics in an interactive and engaging way.

The book is authored by a team of experts from STEMpedia, including Pankaj Kumar Verma, Dhrupal R Shah, Khushbu Chauhan, and Devi M. They bring a wealth of knowledge in AI, Robotics, and Computer Technology.

The book utilises PictoBlox, a premier tool for young learners to learn the art of coding through horizontal block coding, and to create AI projects​.

Yes, it includes a chapter on using MS Paint, where students can explore the MS Paint interface and learn about basic tools available in the software​.

The book covers a range of programming concepts including instructions, loops, patterns, decision-making in programming, algorithms, and decoding​​.

The book includes a chapter dedicated to robotics where students can learn about the concept of robots, explore 21st-century robots, and get introduced to Quarky, a robotic tool. They also learn to connect and use Quarky with PictoBlox Jr​​.

‘Skillful Minds’ introduces AI by exploring the concept of intelligence and teaching about Artificial Intelligence (AI) in a manner suited for young learners​​.

Absolutely. The book is tailored for beginners and provides a step-by-step introduction to each topic, making it suitable for students with no prior experience in these fields.

Yes, the book includes a variety of lab activities that allow students to apply the concepts they learn in a practical and enjoyable way.

Quarky is a robotic tool used in various lab activities within the book. It is designed to provide hands-on experience in robotics, helping students understand basic robotic functions and control mechanisms. Through activities involving Quarky, students learn about robotics in an interactive and engaging manner.

PictoBlox is a graphical programming software introduced in the book. It’s used in several lab activities to teach coding and programming concepts. PictoBlox’s user-friendly interface makes it an effective tool for introducing students to programming, allowing them to create animations, games, and more.

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