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Island 3

11-13 yrs old

14-18 yrs old

Computer Science

USING FOR LOOPS IN PYTHON.

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avatar Submitted By: Minecraft Education

October 23, 2020

Skills

  • Creativity
  • Critical Thinking

Learning Objectives

  • Understand that computers are able to repeat code easily.
  • Become familiar with the concept of a “for loop” and use it to repeat code a fixed amount of times.
  • Continue to develop an understanding of the concept of Decomposition, as students break problems down into codable solutions for the Agent.
  • Continue to see the importance of Sequencing, putting things in order, so that the Agent can complete its tasks.
  • Utilize the following CSTA standards: 1A-AP-10, 1A-AP-14, 1B-AP-11, 1B-AP-12

Guiding Ideas

Welcome to the Kingdom of the Floating Islands. This mystical kingdom floats high above the world below. Throughout this collection of lessons, students will learn the basics of Python, through a series of themed tasks in each world. Completing these tasks will allow the kingdom to develop further technologically.

In Island 3, you will be focusing on repeating sections of code, specifically using a “For loop”.

Lead-in:

Explain to students, that this island builds upon the previous work they have done in Island 2. Once again, their agent will be returning, although in this lesson they will be focusing repeating sections of code a fixed number of times, without the need to copy/paste. Their agent will help them complete a series of tasks that they wouldn’t be able to otherwise complete.

Student Activities

CODING ACTIVITIES: 30-45 minutes

Activity 1: (Airship covering)

Activity 2: (Airship gangplank)

Activity 3: (Library)

Activity 4: (Forest)

Activity 5: (Mine)

Activity 6: (Farm)

Completion:

Once the Wizard has the spell book, gold for the crown and wool for the robe, the students are asked the deliver these to the King. On completion of this task, the world is complete.

Performance Expectations

Completion of all the activities within the lesson is required.

Skills

  • Creativity
  • Critical Thinking