Students will create an interactive display that classifies animal adaptations via tools such as Google Slides or Jamboard. They will use technological tools to research information about the given animals/adaptations and to create their display.
Computer Science - Region 3
Resources from Region 3, Advancing Computer Science Education grant
This resource is a comprehensive unit of instruction created and piloted by the ACSE Region III team over the 2022-23 school year. This unit, which is accessible through multiple links to include worksheets, slidedecks, teacher suggestions and planning documents, includes all components of the instruction with SOL connections and is intended to join Computer Science standards to an ELA content area.
The student will apply social science skills to understand the factors that shaped Colonial America by describing colonial life in America from the perspectives of large landowners, farmers, artisans, merchants, women, free African Americans, indentured servants, and enslaved African Americans, by creating a computational artifact.
Students will work in teams or individually to create a new technology that will change the world and be able to connect it to a technological influence from Ancient China or Egypt.
This is a performance task where students act as a software engineer to create an algorithm for a robotic process of an everyday activity. Students cooperatively test and revise their algorithms and the have another team sucessfuly complete their algorithm as well.
Your students are archeologists at the Jamestown Settlement. The settlement directors (teachers) would like to include information on the new website, and the students have been asked to make a program (ie presentation) on settlers first arriving in Jamestown and their first few years there. They must target this program to people who are not familiar with the Jamestown settlement to attract their attention and curiosity to want to see more of the settlement and get them to come visit Jamestown. Their program’s artifact should include pictures of real artifacts, maps, etc to help explain the sequence (ie timeline) of events or tell the story of the beginning of the settlement. They should include a brief explanation with each slide. They will present their presentation to peers who will give feedback as potential visitors to Jamestown.
Students will weigh the advantages of cybersecurity in protecting individuals and systems against potential disadvantages of the over-restriction of content and delivery.Students will communicate, verbally and in writing, the advantages or disadvantages of cybersecurity.
You have been offered a job with NASA as an astronomy assistant. Your first task is to create a digital model and fact sheet about the Earth, moon and sun for future fourth graders at Sealston Elementary. Your audience is current third grade students, and you will be hired to share at a Universe Fair based upon your successful completion of the task.
This is a performance task where students explore CS concepts, pseudocode, and flowcharts through the lens of order of operations on day 1 and design a math homework helper app on day 2.
Get a Job! Students will use their persuasive messaging skills to research and promote various computer science fields in the unit.
Information Technology is a broad field to learn about. Within IT there are many careers. This lesson is designed to help engage the students in the IT field where they will be able to research and discover various jobs they are interested in. Students will discover the education requirments, possible benefits of different jobs, salary, hiring demad, and growth potential in the field.The activities include: brainstorming, compare and contrast, research, writing, and using software either in Google or Microsoft.
Students will determine what type of data is needed to answer a question and will use Google Sheets to find patterns. These data skills are needed in many career and academic fields. In addition, students will use input output tables in their daily lives through the use of vending machines, banking, and taking trips to new places. This Performance Task allows them to practice these skills through real-world scenerios.
Students will analyze a provided math problem with an incorrect answer (bug). Students will demonstrate their understanding of the process by identifying the error, solving the problem correctly and providing an explanation. Math problem solving directly correlates with the step by step process that computer science debugging requires. The purpose of this experience is to provide a jumping off point for a deeper understanding of the Computer Science SOLs. This could be the first time your students are exposed to the vocabulary (algorithm, bug, debugging) and can provide a good foundation of the understanding of the vocabulary in a concrete, low-technology way.
This performance task has the students working as bookkeepers for a P.P.E. Manufacturing Company to see how many P.P.E. they sold by adult and children sizes over a 2-3 month period of time and if their price of production vs cost for consumers to buy was enough that they made a profit or if they needed to make adjustments. This performance task has the students using PEMDAS to better understand how Algorithms and Programming are used in our everyday lives.
Students will create a flowchart to demonstrate order of operations. They will use the flowchart to be able to solve a mathematical problem.
You are planning a special trip to a place you have always wanted to visit. You will need to know the weather trends for a specific time of year so that you will know what to pack. Students will create a presentation to organize their packing that should include a line graph included with data collected about local weather and communicate what they should pack and why based on their findings. Students will need to get feedback from peers if their conclusions for they need to pack align with the weather observed. Students will use either a digital format or print format to predict what to pack for a trip of their choosing for two weeks. Students will choose a location, make a prediction, collect weather data, and analyze their results with a graph. Lastly, they will present to classmates to convince them to travel to their location and what to pack.
Students will create an artifact using computing systems to model the attributes and behaviors associated with a concept (e.g., day and night, animal life cycles, plant life cycles). Students are scientists (botanists, zoologists), who just found a new plant/animal in their chosen ecosystem. Their job is to introduce their new plant/animal to the scientific world! They will create a stop motion video to show their new plant/animal's life cycle.
In this performance task, students will have the opportunity to demonstrate the use of flowcharts in Google Draw and then create their own flowchart to show their understanding of the Order of Operations.
Your task as an astronomer is to model the solar system using technology. You and your crew are just one group that have been asked by NASA to chart the solar system in order to create a simulation model for future astronauts. After you have accomplished this, you will present your model to the Director of NASA. They have given you several requirements for the simulation. Your simulation should include a map of the solar system that shows the appropriate distance, location, size and relation to the sun amongst the eight planets. You and your team can use a variety of options to complete your simulation. These include Google Suite tools (such as Google Slides, Google Docs, Jamboard, or any equivalent tool such as Microsoft Office), Coding resources (Scratch.edu, tynker.edu) or 3D printing software (Tinkercad) to present. Your map should also include a short descriptive paragraph for each planet explaining its distance, location, size, and at least 3 facts about the planet. If creating a video, you will still want to include descriptions for the planets as well as the three facts. Presentation to “NASA Directors” must answer the question: how does this simulation/model help future scientists?
The space industry has been creating innovative technologies for decades. Students in this lesson will explore the world of space technologies and how they play a role in our everyday life.