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Computer Science Fundamentals Unit 4 Course C Lesson 2: Programming with Angry Birds (2018)

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Title:

Computer Science Fundamentals Unit 4 Course C Lesson 2: Programming with Angry Birds (2018)

URL:

https://curriculum.code.org/csf-18/coursec/2/

Content Source:

Code.org
Type: Lesson/Unit Plan

Overview:

Using characters from the game Angry Birds, students will develop sequential algorithms to move a bird from one side of a maze to the pig at the other side. To do this, they will stack code blocks together in a linear sequence, making them move straight, turn left, or turn right.

In this lesson, students will develop programming and debugging skills on a computer platform. The block-based format of these puzzles helps students learn about sequence and concepts, without having to worry about perfecting syntax.

Students will be able to:
- translate movements into a series of commands.
- identify and locate bugs in a program.

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Content Standard(s):
Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 2
R4) Identify and employ appropriate troubleshooting techniques used to solve computing or connectivity issues.

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Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • will use different troubleshooting techniques to solve connectivity and computing problems on devices.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • device
  • application
  • force-quit
  • restart
Knowledge:
Students know that:
  • software errors can cause computing issues.
  • force-quitting or restarting software can often correct computing issues.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • force quit an application using "ctrl, alt, delete" or "command, option, esc".
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • they can force an application to close if they suspect a software issue is causing computing issues.
Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 2
2) Create an algorithm for other learners to follow.

Examples: Unplugged coding activities, illustrate sequence of a process such as baking a cake.

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Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • will develop a sequence of events related to a task that others can follow.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • sequence
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • the sequence of events for a tasks are important.
  • sequence of events may be read and interpreted by other people or machines.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • develop a sequence of events for a task that others can follow.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • a task can be broken down into a sequence of smaller events or steps.
Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 2
3) Construct elements of a simple computer program using basic commands.

Examples: Digital block-based programming, basic robotics.

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Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • will drag and drop blocks of code to complete a task.
  • will run a program they develop using block based coding.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • program
  • code
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • programming blocks represent a set of codes.
  • block based programs can be used to design a task.
  • block based programs can be interpreted by machines.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • drag and drop blocks of code.
  • drag and drop blocks of code to complete a tasks.
  • run a block based program after sequencing tasks to complete a desired process.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • blocks of code can be moved around and combined into an order that completes a task or process.
  • sets of block coding can be run to perform the task/process.
Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 2
18) Investigate the design process and use digital tools to illustrate potential solutions to a problem, given guidance and support

Examples: Create a presentation, drawing or graphic, audio tool, or video.

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Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • will design multiple solutions to a problem.
  • will redesign solutions after testing and critique.
  • will share solutions using a digital too.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • design process
  • critique
  • redesign
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • problems can be found everywhere, such as in their classroom, neighborhood, town, state, country, and world.
  • they can produce ideas and solutions to these problems.
  • there can be more than one solution to a problem.
  • how to test a solution.
  • how to display their ideas using a digital tool.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • find and define problems in everyday life in the classroom, neighborhood, or city.
  • state multiple solutions for a problem.
  • draw, write about, or build a prototype to the solution.
  • redesign a solution after testing and/or critique.
  • share solutions through a digital platform.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • they can solve problems in their home, classroom, neighborhood, and city.
  • they can share their solutions with others.
  • they can share their solutions digitally with words, drawings, audion, and/or videos.
  • solutions can be made better through testing and critique.
Tags: algorithm, debug, Maze, problem solving, program, Programming, Sequencing
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