In this activity, students will use a model of a computer, taking …

In this activity, students will use a model of a computer, taking the form of a sort of board game, to explore writing programs that include input, output, variables, and arithmetic. Students will read, write, and debug pseudocode as they work on solving simple programming problems using manipulatives. This lesson is part of the ECS+Python lesson set, providing supplemental Python curricular material for the Exploring Computer Science curriculum.

"In this lesson, students will read and trace a “Hello World'' Python …

"In this lesson, students will read and trace a “Hello World'' Python program to learn how to display simple output. Then, they will create an “Addition Calculator” to learn how to work with variables and arithmetic operators. At the end, students will modify and complete partially-written Python programs, applying their knowledge of variables and arithmetic operations. This lesson is part of CodeVA's ECS+Python lesson set, providing alternative units for the Exploring Computer Science curriculum covering basic Python coding concepts.

In this project, students create a program that performs calculations on input …

In this project, students create a program that performs calculations on input values to produce formatted output. Students will choose a project to create from a list of three options, or generate their own option that meets the activity requirements. This lesson is part of CodeVA's ECS+Python lesson set, providing alternative units for the Exploring Computer Science curriculum covering basic Python coding concepts.

In this lesson, students will explore the “Testing Random Numbers” program to …

In this lesson, students will explore the “Testing Random Numbers” program to learn how to generate random numbers and use if-statements to make comparisons. Then, they will create a “Roll the Dice Game” to learn how to work conditionals and random numbers. At the end, students will create a simple program applying their knowledge of randomization and conditional control structures. This lesson is part of CodeVA's ECS+Python lesson set, providing alternative units for the Exploring Computer Science curriculum covering basic Python coding concepts.

This activity will allow students to compare Brute Force and Divide and …

This activity will allow students to compare Brute Force and Divide and Conquer sorting algorithms.This activity will show the sorting process of a Brute Force algorithm and a Divide and Conquer algorithm that is used by a computer when sorting data.

This activity will show the sorting process using the Bubble Sort Brute …

This activity will show the sorting process using the Bubble Sort Brute Force algorithm that is used by a computer when sorting data without using a computer.

This activity will show the sorting process using the Merge Sort Divide …

This activity will show the sorting process using the Merge Sort Divide and Conquer algorithm that is used by a computer when sorting data without using a computer.

In this lesson sequence, students will work in teams to learn the …

In this lesson sequence, students will work in teams to learn the MakeCode and Micro:Bit Development platform. They’ll develop basic programming skills, implementing input, output, variables, and conditional control structures. At the end of the sequence, students will compete in a “puzzle box” challenge, attempting to create a puzzle using their Micro:Bit, code, and craft supplies and earning points based on how challenging their puzzle is to solve.

In this lesson, students learn the basics of coding for the Micro:Bit …

In this lesson, students learn the basics of coding for the Micro:Bit using the MakeCode development tool. Students will engage in PRIMM cycles, pair programming, and will begin working on the puzzle box they’ll finish in later lessons by building an “unlocking” animation using display output blocks.This lesson is part of the Micro:Bit Puzzle Box four-lesson sequence. Read about the sequence in the sequence overview, linked here.

This activity will show the sorting process using the Quick Sort Divide …

This activity will show the sorting process using the Quick Sort Divide and Conquer algorithm that is used by a computer when sorting data without using a computer.

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