This game created on Baamboozle is comprised of fill-in-the blank and true or false questions from the vocabulary and essential knowledge of the Computer Science SOL 4.4.
This is a list of basic vocabulary with definitions and/or examples that will be used in elementary classrooms K-5 when teaching the concepts of algorithms and programming.
Events in computer science are the triggers for making action happen, like selecting the play button on any screen. Events in Scratch are represented by the yellow codes including: when flag clicked, when sprite clicked, when key pressed and broadcast. Broadcasting is the most advanced event in Scratch and helps with interactions between sprites like pacing their conversations or changing levels.
Events in computer science are the triggers for making action happen, like selecting the play button on any screen. Events in Scratch Jr. are represented by the yellow codes including: the green flag, clicking on a character, bump code and envelopes. The envelopes are the most advanced concept in Scratch Jr. and help with scene transitions and interactions between characters like pacing their conversations.
This project uses Google’s CS First Game Design Theme. If you are new to CS First, follow this link for a getting started with CS First video series. It includes 8 short videos and will guide the teacher through a simple activity they can complete as a student so they get a feel for what students will be doing. This lesson is part of the Virginia K-12 Computer Science Pipeline which is partly funded through a GO Virginia grant in partnership with Chesapeake Public Schools, Loudoun County Public Schools, and the Loudoun Education Foundation.
To have students summarize a subject area event (story, science experiment, engineering challenge, historical event, etc.) and then develop a storyboard for the event similar to how animators create storyboards in preparation for animated movies.
Students will create flowers using polygons with 3-10 sides, classify and arrange them, based on different attributes (SOL CS 4.5). This activity would be done with 4th graders, but it could be modified for 3rd or 5th grades. The students would work both individually and collaboratively.
Students will plan out their family’s vacation to visit important water features in Virginia, then write a fiction story about their vacation.