8-10 yrs old
11-13 yrs old
14-18 yrs old
Explore the concept of a variable, an important way to store information and make programs more flexible and adaptable.
January 21, 2021
Coding with Minecraft 4-Variables-Presentation
Coding with Minecraft 4-Variables-Educator guide
Coding with Minecraft 4-Variables-Student workbook
Variables Overview Video
All of the following lessons are approximately 45-60 minutes, depending on how much time you give students to explore the coding activities.
Lesson A: Introduction to variables
Lesson B: Coding with variables (Please note that depending on time, this lesson may be broken into two parts by separating the coding activities into separate session.)
Lesson C: Combining variables
Lesson D: Get creative with variables
Please review the Coding With Minecraft Educator Guide attached for additional details.
In this unit, we’ll explore the concept of a variable, an important way to store information and make programs more flexible and adaptable. The unit will build on what was learned about Events in previous units, by using a variable to pass additional information in when an event occurs. There is one unplugged activity, four guided coding activities, and an independent project that challenges students to write their own program using variables to customize how it runs.
By the end of this unit, students will be able to:
Please review the Assessment Guide for additional details.
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