ALEX Classroom Resource

Tynker Hour of Code Puzzle: Dragon Dash

Classroom Resource Information

Title:

Tynker Hour of Code Puzzle: Dragon Dash

URL:

https://aptv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/80d96bfc-3c47-48ae-b9b7-2502dd6d4d23/tynker-hour-of-code-puzzles-dragon-dash/

Content Source:

PBS
Type: Interactive/Game

Overview:

Students solve complex coding puzzles by applying computer programming concepts and enhance STEM learning outcomes as they play a fun coding adventure game. Learn skills such as patterning, sequencing, nested loops, conditionals, plus critical thinking and problem solving, while leading a personalized dragon to the treasure. This interactive game can be played during a lesson on creating a working program in a block-based visual programming environment using arithmetic operators, conditionals, and repetition in programs. Est. time: 30 min. More free coding activities at Tynker.

Content Standard(s):
 Digital Literacy and Computer Science DLIT (2018) Grade: 5 6) Create a working program in a block-based visual programming environment using arithmetic operators, conditionals, and repetition in programs. Unpacked Content Evidence Of Student Attainment:Students will: create a working program in a blockbased visual programming environment. create a program in a blockbased visual programming environment using arithmetic operators such as AND, OR, and NOT. create a program in a blockbased visual programming environment using conditionals such as IF, THEN, and/or ELSE. create a program in a blockbased visual programming environment using repetition or loops.Teacher Vocabulary:program block-based visual programming environment arithmetic operators conditionals repetitionKnowledge:Students know: how to create a working program in a block-based visual programming environment. reasons for using arithmetic operators, conditionals, and repetition in programs.Skills:Students are able to: create a working program in a block-based visual programming environment using arithmetic operators, conditionals, and repetition in programs.Understanding:Students understand that: arithmetic operators, conditionals, and repetition in programs make more operations possible and can reduce the complexity or length of code.
Tags: blockbased, code, coding, programming