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Computer Science Fundamentals Unit 2 Course A Lesson 3: Plant a Seed (2018)

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Computer Science Fundamentals Unit 2 Course A Lesson 3: Plant a Seed (2018)


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In this lesson, students will relate the concept of algorithms back to everyday, real-life activities by planting an actual seed. The goal in this lesson is to start building the skills to translate real-world situations to online scenarios and vice versa. In this lesson, students will learn that algorithms are everywhere in our daily lives. For example, it is possible to write an algorithm to plant a seed. Instead of giving vague or over-generalized instructions, students will break down a large activity into smaller and more specific commands. From these commands, students must determine a special sequence of instructions that will allow their classmate to plant a seed.

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Content Standard(s):
Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: K
1) List the sequence of events required to solve problems.

Examples: Tying shoes, making a sandwich, brushing teeth.

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Evidence Of Student Attainment:
  • will identify the order of events related to a specific task.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • sequence
Students know:
  • certain tasks require a specific sequence.
Students are able to:
  • tell the order of events for specific task.
  • identify what comes next for specific tasks.
  • identify a step that is not in the correct order.
Students understand that:
  • the order of events is important.
  • events are made up of several different steps.
Tags: algorithms, unplugged
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Author: Aimee Bates