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Computer Science Fundamentals Unit 5 Course D Lesson 6: Loops in Ice Age (2018)

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Title:

Computer Science Fundamentals Unit 5 Course D Lesson 6: Loops in Ice Age (2018)

URL:

https://curriculum.code.org/csf-18/coursed/6/

Content Source:

Code.org
Type: Lesson/Unit Plan

Overview:

As a quick update (or introduction) to using loops, this stage will have students using the `repeat `block to get Scrat to the acorn more efficiently.

In this lesson, students will be learning more about loops and how to implement them in Blockly code. Using loops is an important skill in programming because manually repeating commands is tedious and inefficient. With these Code.org puzzles, students will learn to add instructions to existing loops, gather repeated code into loops, and recognize patterns that need to be repeated.

Students will be able to:
- construct a program using structures that repeat areas of code.
- improve existing code by finding areas of repetition and moving them into looping structures.

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Content Standard(s):
 Digital Literacy and Computer Science DLIT (2018) Grade: 3 R6) Produce, review, and revise authentic artifacts that include multimedia using appropriate digital tools. Unpacked Content Evidence Of Student Attainment:Students will: produce authentic artifacts using digital tools using various forms of media. review and revise authentic artifacts using digital tools.Teacher Vocabulary:multimedia artifacts Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)Knowledge:Students know: a variety of digital tools in which they can create or revise authentic artifacts to share their knowledge.Skills:Students are able to: design and create authentic artifacts using approved digital tools that meet COPPA guidelines. review an authentic artifact to revise with new or additional information.Understanding:Students understand that: everyone can be an author, producer, director, etc., using digital tools. Digital Literacy and Computer Science DLIT (2018) Grade: 3 4) Examine logical reasoning to predict outcomes of an algorithm. Unpacked Content Evidence Of Student Attainment:Students will: examine logical reasoning. predict the possible outcomes of an algorithm.Teacher Vocabulary:logical reasoning outcome algorithmKnowledge:Students know: to apply logical reasoning when predicting outcomes of algorithms. strategies to examine logical reasoning to predict outcomes of an algorithm.Skills:Students are able to: determine possible outcomes of an algortihm. recognize that an algorithm can have multiple outcomes.Understanding:Students understand that: logical reasoning is necessary when predicting outcomes of an algorithm. algorithms can have multiple outcomes. Digital Literacy and Computer Science DLIT (2018) Grade: 3 5) Create an algorithm to solve a problem as a collaborative team. Examples: Move a character/robot/person through a maze. List steps to build a sandwich. Unpacked Content Evidence Of Student Attainment:Students will: create an algortihm. work collaboratively. solve a problem or complete a task with the algortihm.Teacher Vocabulary:algorithm collaborativeKnowledge:Students know: an algorithm can be used to solve a problem or complete a task. the steps in creating an algortihm as a collaborative team.Skills:Students are able to: work as a collaborative team to create a problem-solving algorithm. list steps in solving a problem.Understanding:Students understand that: algorithms are used to solve problems or complete a task in a step-by-step process. Digital Literacy and Computer Science DLIT (2018) Grade: 3 7) Test and debug a given program in a block-based visual programming environment using arithmetic operators, conditionals, and repetition in programs, in collaboration with others. Examples: Sequencing cards for unplugged activities, online coding practice. Unpacked Content Evidence Of Student Attainment:Students will: test a given program in a blockbased visual programming environment using arithmetic operators, conditionals, and repetition in programs. debug a given program in a blockbased visual programming environment using arithmetic operators, conditionals, and repetition in programs. collaborate with others.Teacher Vocabulary:test debug program block-based visual programming environment arithmetic operators conditionals repetitionKnowledge:Students know: strategies for debugging a given program. arithmetic operators create a single numerical solution from multiple oprations. conditionals are "if, then" statements that direct the program.Skills:Students are able to: test a given program in a block-based visual programming environment using arithmetic operators, conditionals, and repetition in programs, in collaboration with others. debug a given program in a block-based visual programming environment using arithmetic operators, conditionals, and repetition in programs, in collaboration with others.Understanding:Students understand that: a given program must be tested and debugged to run correctly. block-based visual programming uses arithemetic operators, conditionals, and repetition to function. Digital Literacy and Computer Science DLIT (2018) Grade: 3 23) Implement the design process to solve a simple problem. Examples: Uneven table leg, noise in the cafeteria, tallying the collection of food drive donations. Unpacked Content Evidence Of Student Attainment:Students will: implement the design process to solve a simple problem.Teacher Vocabulary:implement design process problemKnowledge:Students know: the steps in the design process are to define the problem, research the problem, brainstorm and analyze ideas, imagine solutions, build a prototype and test it, and make improvements. how to implement the design process to solve a simple problem. how to identify a simple problem.Skills:Students are able to: identify the steps in the design process. apply the design process to a simple problem. implement the steps in the design process to solve a simple problem.Understanding:Students understand that: the steps in the design process are to define the problem, research the problem, brainstorm and analyze ideas, imagine solutions, build a prototype and test it, and make improvements.
Tags: algorithm, debug, Ice Age, loops, problem solving, program, Scrat