Middle - Adult
This article describes the will be four concepts (decomposition, pattern recognition, algorithms, and abstraction) to explain computational thinking.
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In this activity learners will create their very own race car using recycled and other materials. Learners will also explore the idea of storing energy in an elastic band and how we can use that energy to move their engineered race car forward.
Learners will design a simple chase game where a monkey will chase bananas around the jungle to score points.
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This unplugged activity is an outdoor activity that is geared towards a younger audience and focuses on algorithms. Learners will further explore algorithms and how they are used in our daily routines. Learners will design their own algorithms that will be used to guide people across a hopscotch court.
This maker activity explores game design and STEAM education. You will design, create and build a foosball table top game using recycled materials and other materials.
This tutorial will take a detailed look at the first 3 steps involved in creating a video game narrative and provide the learner with more direction to get started on writing their own narrative.
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In these video tutorials learners will be introduced to topics such as rendering, photo editing, effects, lighting, transparent images, layer use, and more.
An introduction to video game narratives: the different types of common narratives. Learn how to begin conceptualizing your own video game narrative and practice applying your knowledge!
This activity is the basis for storytelling, just a very simple way to get into the art of creating stories!
This tutorial for Lost in Space will explore a different way to move a sprite and make a costume rotate in Scratch while building on knowledge that was learned in the Beginner tutorial.
Create a simple 32×32 character sprite from start to finish, with a time-compressed video example of the process.
We are going to do a fun science experiment that will create a slippery and gooey substance made from cornstarch and water called Oobleck.
At a time when much of the world is stuck at home, the need for connection and some semblance of normalcy is incredibly important. Even though many of us can’t get together to enjoy our regular pastimes, there are plenty of ways to recreate those hobbies online. This series will explore some of those workarounds, … Continued
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Design a simple maze game in Scratch where an alien is lost in space and must move through the maze to return to its home planet.
Learners will explore STEAM education as they craft a marble maze game through a simple process of design, create, build & test.
Nanili is a game developed by Pinnguaq that introduces you to the art of coding. It does this by encouraging you to find the most elegant solutions through creating procedural functions and loops.
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This activity provides an opportunity for learners to investigate problems that exist in the world today, and are challenged to use simple materials to design a solution. Learners will use recycled materials and natural materials found outside, to create a water filtration device.
Learners will design a predator-prey style game where a shark sprite will move around the screen gobbling up a bunch of fish!
In this lesson students will construct a bee hotel to help worker bees find a safe spot to rest during their busy days.