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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: array, coding, collision event, commands, control, debugging, game design, gaming, goal, hazard, if statement, list, nested loop, object, programming, strings, variable


Objectives:

  • Students will use a nested loop to display an array of rectangles.
  • Students will use an if statement inside a collision event to determine goal or hazard status of hit_sprite objects.
  • Students will use random choice and positive and negative .set_y_speed() commands to change direction and speed of the "ball" upon collision.
  • Students will use an off-screen boundary to determine when the game has been lost.
  • Students will set gravity settings for individual or groups of sprites.

Subjects:

Algorithm Development 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Programming > Algorithm Development 

Algorithms 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Programming > Algorithms 

Analyze Algorithms 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Programming > Analyze Algorithms 

Arrays

Mathematics > Computer Math > Arrays

Basic Techniques 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Programming > Basic Techniques 

Control Structures (sequential,conditional etc.) 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Programming > Control Structures (sequential,conditional etc.) 

Control Structures: Selection Control Statements 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Programming > Control Structures: Selection Control Statements 

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 

Integration of Physics 

Technology Education > Media Production > Game Design > Integration of Physics 

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) 

Local and Global Scope Access Variable Declarations 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Programming > Local and Global Scope Access Variable Declarations 

Program Execution 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Programming > Program Execution 

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.a Students formulate problem definitions suited for technology-assisted methods such as data analysis, abstract models and algorithmic thinking in exploring and finding solutions.
S.5.b Students collect data or identify relevant data sets, use digital tools to analyze them, and represent data in various ways to facilitate problem-solving and decision-making.
S.5.c Students break problems into component parts, extract key information, and develop descriptive models to understand complex systems or facilitate problem-solving.
S.5.d Students understand how automation works and use algorithmic thinking to develop a sequence of steps to create and test automated solutions.
2-AP-10 Use flowcharts and/or pseudocode to address complex problems as algorithms. (P4.4, P4.1)
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)
3A-AP-13 Create prototypes that use algorithms to solve computational problems by leveraging prior student knowledge and personal interests. (P5.2)
3A-AP-15 Justify the selection of specific control structures when tradeoffs involve implementation, readability, and program performance, and explain the benefits and drawbacks of choices made. (P5.2)