• March 16-27, 2020

    Lesson 5

    Students will apply the programming concepts that they have learned to the Harvester environment. Now, instead of just getting the character to a goal, students have to collect corn using a new block. Students will continue to develop sequential algorithm skills and start using the debugging process.

  • March 16-27, 2020

    Lesson 6/7

    Building on the concept of repeating instructions from "Getting Loopy," this stage will have students using loops to pick corn more efficiently on Code.org.

  • March 30 - April 10, 2020

    Lesson 8

    In this lesson, students continue learning the concept of loops. Here, Laurel the Adventurer uses loops to collect treasure in open cave spaces. A new get treasure block is introduced to help her on her journey.

  • March 30 - April 10, 2020

    Lesson 9

    Returning to loops, students learn to draw images by looping simple sequences of instructions. In the previous online lesson, loops were used to traverse a maze and collect treasure. Here, students use loops to create patterns. At the end of this stage, students will be given the opportunity to create their own images using loops.

  • April 13, 2020

    Lesson 10

    This lesson has students recognize that computer science can help people in real life. First, students empathize with several fictional smartphone users in order to help them find the “right app” that addresses their needs. Then, students exercise empathy and creativity to sketch their own smartphone app that addresses the needs of one additional user.


  • April 20, 2020

    Lesson 11

    Events are a great way to add variety to a pre-written algorithm. Sometimes you want your program to be able to respond to the user exactly when the user wants it to. That is what events are for.

  • April 27, 2020

    Lesson 12

    In this online activity, students will have the opportunity to learn how to use events in Play Lab and apply all of the coding skills that they've learned to create an animated game. It's time to get creative and make a game in Play Lab!