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Island 6

11-13 yrs old

14-18 yrs old

Computer Science

USING LISTS IN PYTHON.

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avatar Submitted By: Minecraft Education

October 23, 2020

Skills

  • Creativity
  • Critical Thinking

Learning Objectives

  • Understand that a list is a datatype, like a string or integer.
  • Understand that a list can contain multiple other “objects”.
  • Become familiar with creating lists, along with appending items to the end.
  • Become familiar with accessing each object from a list one after each other, using a for loop.
  • 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-11, 1B-AP-09, 1B-AP-11, 1B-AP-12, 1B-AP-15, 3A-AP-14

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 6, you will be focusing on using Lists. Lists are a special datatype in Python that allows you to store multiple other objects within them, for example multiple strings, integers or even other lists.

Lead-in:

Explain to students, that this island builds upon the previous work they have done in Island 5. Once again, their agent will be returning, although in this lesson they will be focusing on using Lists. Lists allow for the storage of lots of data, in a single easy to access data structure. 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: (Space Centre)

Activity 2: (Archaeological Dig)

Activity 3: (Rocket Defects)

Activity 4: (Airport Runway)

Completion:

Once the airport runway repainting is complete, the player is asked to return to the parliament building to speak with the Prime Minister. This completes the world.

Performance Expectations

Completion of all activities within the lesson is required.

Skills

  • Creativity
  • Critical Thinking