8-10 yrs old
11-13 yrs old
14-18 yrs old
Students explore the concept of conditionals. An important part of programming used to tell the computer when to perform a certain task.
October 2, 2020
Coding with Minecraft 5-Conditionals-Presentation
Coding with Minecraft 5-Conditionals-Educator guide
Coding with Minecraft 5-Conditionals-Student workbook
Conditionals Overview Video
All 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 conditionals
Lesson B: Coding with conditionals (Please note that depending on time, this lesson may be broken into two parts by separating the coding activities into separate sessions)
Lesson C: Debug problem code with conditionals
Lesson D: Get creative with conditionals
Please review the Coding With Minecraft Educator Preparation Video and Educator Guide attached for additional details.
In this unit, students will explore the concept of conditionals. An important part of programming is telling the computer when to perform a certain task. Conditionals accomplish this by requiring a certain condition or rule to be met before an action is performed. Students get familiar with the concept through a kinesthetic unplugged activity. They get hands-on experience with guided coding activities to create a game that compares their age with other classmates, code their agent to chop wood and mine for resources, and evaluate and improve existing code. In the final activity, students use collaborative design and pair programming techniques to solve a problem players encounter in Minecraft by coding with conditionals.
By the end of this unit, students will be able to:
Please review the Assessment Guide for additional details.
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