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Type:Activity

Estimated Time:90 minutes

Grades:6-10

Score Type:Manually Graded

Work completed by a student may be reviewed and evaluated by either entering the grade directly into the Learning Management System (LMS) gradebook, or by using a grader application to assist in reviewing and grading student work

Available Language: English


Vocabulary: coding, control, debugging, event, game design, gaming, goal objects, interval, programming, sprite, variable


Objectives:

  • Students will use the up, left and right event keys to control a sprite‚Äôs movements.
  • Students will use an interval event to create goal objects.
  • Students will use a random number generator to randomly place goal objects.
  • Students will use the global keyword to set the scope of a variable.
  • Students will use a timer and point counter to control the flow of a game.

Subjects:

Algorithms 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Programming > Algorithms 

Basic Techniques 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Programming > Basic Techniques 

Class Hierarchy 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Programming > Class Hierarchy 

Conditional Statements 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Programming > Conditional Statements 

Creativity and Innovation 

Technology Education > Digital Literacy > Student Use > Creativity and Innovation 

Data Structures and Syntax 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Programming > Data Structures and Syntax 

Event-based 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Programming > Event-based 

Experimentation

Technology Education > Information Technology > Technology Use In Society > Design Process > Experimentation

General / Basic Concepts of 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Programming > General / Basic Concepts of 

Iterations such as Nested Loops, Do-While Loops 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Programming > Iterations such as Nested Loops, Do-While Loops 

Keyboard Use / Input, Output Devices / Proficiency of use

Science > History / Technology / Social Perspectives > Computer Science > Computer skills > Keyboard Use / Input, Output Devices / Proficiency of use

Libraries (Code) 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Programming > Libraries (Code) 

Object Oriented Data Types and Programming 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Programming > Object Oriented Data Types and Programming 

Parallel Processing 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Programming > Parallel Processing 

Program Execution 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Programming > Program Execution 

Programming

Science > History / Technology / Social Perspectives > Computer Science > Programming

Programming / Code Development: Game Events 

Technology Education > Media Production > Game Design > Programming / Code Development: Game Events 

Programming / Code Development 

Technology Education > Media Production > Game Design > Programming / Code Development 

Python

Technology Education > Information Technology > Programming > Programming Languages > Python

Variables 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Programming > Variables 

Vocabulary 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Programming > Vocabulary 
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S.4.d Students exhibit a tolerance for ambiguity, perseverance and the capacity to work with open-ended problems.
S.5.c Students break problems into component parts, extract key information, and develop descriptive models to understand complex systems or facilitate problem-solving.
2-AP-11 Create clearly named variables that represent different data types and perform operations on their values. (P5.1, P5.2)
2-AP-12 Design and iteratively develop programs that combine control structures, including nested loops and compound conditionals. (P5.1, P5.2)
2-AP-16 Incorporate existing code, media, and libraries into original programs, and give attribution. (P4.2, P5.2, P7.3)
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