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Panda's Protected Habitat

8-10 yrs old

11-13 yrs old

Animals

Computer Science

Technology

Block 1 Lesson 4: loops and nested loops

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June 24, 2020

Skills

  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking

Learning Objectives

  • Create programs that include sequences, events, loops, and conditionals
  • Compare and refine multiple algorithms for the same task and determine which is the most appropriate
  • Decompose (break down) problems into smaller, manageable subproblems to facilitate the program development process
  • CSTA standards coverage: 1A-AP-09, 1A-AP-12, 1A-AP-14, 1B-AP-08, 1B-AP-10, 1B-AP-11
  • ISTE standards coverage: 3D, 4A, 5C

Guiding Ideas

One of our responsibilities with the Animal Research Center (ARC) is to help animals find safe places to live. A panda recently wandered into a town and refuses to leave. As the town expands, it’s encroaching on the panda’s natural habitat. We need to coax the panda out of town, relocate it, and protect its new habitat.

Student Activities

Activity 1: Secure the area

Activity 2: Bamboo border

Activity 3: Bamboo hideaway

Activity 4: Make it pretty

Performance Expectations

Students need to complete all the mandatory activities.

Ask the students about the skills that they have learned during the lesson, to reinforce the concepts.

1. Q. Ask the students about the skills that they have learned during the lesson, to reinforce the concepts.

  • A. Repeat

2. Q. What is a nested loop?

  • A. A loop inside a loop that causes the Agent to do two things at once.

3. Q. True or False? It’s important to know the sequence of events before building a loop.

  • A. True

Skills

  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking