Variables, Data types, Input and Selection

Variables, Data types, Input and Selection

This lesson is ideal for helping students use Flowgorithm. It introduces the concepts of variables and data types in Flowgorithm. This can be used at KS3 and KS4 as an introduction to programming. The students will create two flowcharts during this lesson: 1) A very simple one that uses inputs 2) A grade calculator that takes input from the user. Once students have completed this lesson they will be able to use Flowgorithm to: Get the user to enter an input. Use concatenation. Make decisions based on user input. This includes a paper based exercise for the students to use in class or it can be used as homework.
Rethink_Education
Compass Points and Grid References - Interactive Activity - KS1/KS2 Geometry

Compass Points and Grid References - Interactive Activity - KS1/KS2 Geometry

KS1/KS2 Geometry - Compass Points and Grid References - Interactive Activity This interactive uses co-ordinates, compass points and directional arrows. Pupils use the compass arrows to move the boat around the grid. This activity provides an opportunity to introduce simple grid references, asking pupils to move the boat to certain locations. Pupils can also be tasked with giving direction instructions using coordinates.
Tes_elements
Creating Fun Games using Scratch - Bundle

Creating Fun Games using Scratch - Bundle

This photocopiable resource has been produced to provide KS2 and KS3 students with exciting and engaging opportunities to learn coding concepts using Scratch in a series of 4 fun standalone projects. The projects are: Game 1 - Burst that Balloon- Students create a balloon game. They must burst the balloons to score points. Game 2 – Pong - Students create the traditional one player game of Pong. Game 3 – Frog Fun - The frog has to catch the butterflies to score points and must avoid the ladybirds. Game 4 - Catch the Birdy - The Scratch cat is being chased by an angry dog. The cat must catch the birds that are flying by whilst at the same time avoid the dog. Each project takes about an hour to complete and all of them include a series of challenges.
edulitolearn
Creating Fun Games using Scratch -Catch the Birdy

Creating Fun Games using Scratch -Catch the Birdy

This resource has been produced to teach KS2/KS3 students about programming concepts by creating fun games using the visual programming language Scratch. The activities and challenges have been designed to provide a stimulating, engaging and effective way of improving students knowledge of the core programming concepts. In this game students create a chase game where you must catch the birdy but avoid the dog. Students learn about sequences, selection using IF, variables and the use of iteration (Conditional and Count Controlled loops).
edulitolearn
Creating Fun Games using Scratch - Frog Fun

Creating Fun Games using Scratch - Frog Fun

This resource has been produced to teach KS2/KS3 students about programming concepts by creating fun games using the visual programming language Scratch. The activities and challenges have been designed to provide a stimulating, engaging and effective way of improving students knowledge of the core programming concepts. In this game students program a frog to catch insects, but some insects are poisonous and must be avoided. Students learn about sequences, selection using IF, variables and the use of iteration (loops).
edulitolearn
Creating Fun Games using Scratch -Pong

Creating Fun Games using Scratch -Pong

This resource has been produced to teach KS2/KS3 students about programming concepts by creating fun games using the visual programming language Scratch. The activities and challenges have been designed to provide a stimulating, engaging and effective way of improving students knowledge of the core programming concepts. In this game students create a one player version of the game Pong. Students learn about sequences, selection using IF, variables and the use of iteration (loops).
edulitolearn
Creating Fun Games using Scratch - Burst that Balloon

Creating Fun Games using Scratch - Burst that Balloon

This resource has been produced to teach KS2/KS3 students about programming concepts by creating fun games using the visual programming language Scratch. The activities and challenges have been designed to provide a stimulating, engaging and effective way of improving students knowledge of the core programming concepts. In this game students create a balloon sprite and then learn how to move it around the stage. When they click on the balloon it bursts and this increases their score. Students learn about sequences of code, variables and the use of iteration (loops).
edulitolearn
Crumble Resources: Lighthouse Project

Crumble Resources: Lighthouse Project

Contains the resources needed to produce a Crumble Controlled lighthouse. It’s a great cross-curricular lesson, with the potential for a lot of research into lighthouse, and how the pattern of lights is unique. LO: To use an input to control an output Success criteria: All children will create a light sequence for a lighthouse; Mastery: children will use a toggle switch to control when the light shines; Greater depth: children will use an LDR to sense when the lighthouse should become active. For this project you will need: One Crumble with USB lead; A computer with the Crumble software installed; One battery pack with batteries (not rechargeable); One Sparkle; One toggle switch or one light-dependent resistor; Seven croc-leads. For the lighthouse build you will need: Card; A clear plastic cup; Tin foil; Scissors/craft knife; Glue/tape; Coloured pens/pencils or paint. Links to the curriculum (KS2): Computing: Design, write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals, including controlling or simulating physical systems; Solve problems by decomposing them into smaller parts; Use sequence, selection and repetition in programs; work with various forms of input and output. Design and technology (if making own models): Apply their understanding of computing to program, monitor and control their products. Potential geography link: Use fieldwork to present the human features in the local area using a range of methods, including digital technologies.
RedfernElectronics
Crumble Resources: Countdown Clock

Crumble Resources: Countdown Clock

Contains the resources needed to make a countdown clock, using the Crumble Controller and a servo. It’s a great lesson for understanding how a servo works, and using an input to control an output. It also brings cross-curricular links with maths and possibly D&T. LO: To use sequence, selection and repetition Success criteria: All children will create a visual 30 second timer Mastery: children will control their timer using a push-to-make switch Greater depth: children will add in buzzer beeps, which increase in frequency near the end of the timer Difficulty: Intermediate For this project you will need: One Crumble with USB lead; A computer with the Crumble software installed; One battery pack with batteries (not rechargeable); One servo (and Crumbliser); One buzzer; One push-to-make switch; Nine croc-leads. To make the clock you will need: Card and pens or Printed template; Scissors; Tape; Glue; Two split-pins/paper fasteners. Links to the curriculum (KS2): Computing: Design, write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals, including controlling or simulating physical systems; Solve problems by decomposing them into smaller parts; Use sequence and repetition in programs; work with various forms of input and output. Design and technology: Apply their understanding of computing to program, monitor and control their products. Maths: Know the number of seconds in a minute (year 3); Recognise angles as a property of a shape or a description of a turn (year 3); Draw given angles and measure them in degrees (if drawing a clock face)(year 5); To see step-by-step instructions, visit here
RedfernElectronics
Crumble Resources: Police Lights Project

Crumble Resources: Police Lights Project

The resources needed to make a Police car using the Crumble Controller. This makes a nice starting project, as it is simple to achieve. By adding motors and wheels, you could really go to town making your own vehicle - perfect for a KS2 D&T project. Difficulty Rating: Beginner For this project you will need: One Crumble with USB lead; A computer with the Crumble software installed; One battery pack with batteries (not rechargeable); Two sparkles; Eight croc-leads. If making the police car model, you will also need: Printed template; Scissors; Coloured pens/pencils; Glue; Masking tape. Links to the curriculum (KS2): Computing: Design, write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals, including controlling or simulating physical systems; Solve problems by decomposing them into smaller parts; Use sequence and repetition in programs; work with various forms of input and output. Design and Technology (if making own models): Apply their understanding of computing to program, monitor and control their products. To see step-by-step instructions, visit here
RedfernElectronics
KS3 Computing Scratch Project - All About Me (2 hours)- Teacher Presentation & Tools

KS3 Computing Scratch Project - All About Me (2 hours)- Teacher Presentation & Tools

The second of six KS3 practical programming tasks which guide students through the basic concepts of programming whilst introducing design through decomposition and abstraction, and developing their evaluation skills. In this teacher presentation, students return to the basic concepts of inputs, outputs, whilst adding selective statements and investigating how selection changes the outputs of a program. To support the practical aspects of this 2 hour task, students continue to spend specific time on investigating how to break down a seemingly simple program into a set of detailed steps. Used in combination with Student Design Notebook (inlcuded)
hbillinghurst
KS3 Computing Scratch Project - My Band (2 hours)- Teacher Presentation & Tools

KS3 Computing Scratch Project - My Band (2 hours)- Teacher Presentation & Tools

The first of six KS3 practical programming tasks which guide students through the basic concepts of programming whilst introducing design through decomposition and abstraction, and developing their evaluation skills over 2 hours of lesson time. In this teacher presentation, students are introduced to the basic concepts of inputs, outputs, and loops whilst spending specific time on investigating how to break down a seemingly simple program into a set of detailed steps. Used in combination with Student Design Notebook (included)
hbillinghurst
Makey Makey Combination Cards

Makey Makey Combination Cards

Some quick Makey Makey combo cards I’d use to generate ideas for pupils who need support or more structure. Used with the Makey Makey inventors kit. Pick one card from each part: a project, material type and an action (see the preview). Pupils can cut out and combine the cards to rapidly generate and evaluate ideas. I’ve used in secondary (secondary computing NQT), but I’ve used similar in a primary code club. Provided in PDF and Word so you can edit if needed.
frasermckay
Programming Using Kodu

Programming Using Kodu

Students will understand the term ‘programming’ whilst using Kodu. Students will use Kodu to create a world and program Kodu to move. Students will then design and create their own game whilst providing evidence. Lesson One-Six Kodu Lesson Seven Revision Lesson Eight Assessment Lesson Nine Feedback and Improvements This unit has a lesson presentation for every lesson that includes a starter activity, main activity and plenary. Resources also include homework, worksheets, helpsheets and an overall assessment sheet that can be used for self, peer and teacher assessment. A full Scheme of Work is also provided. This unit of work is suitable from Years 6-8 depending on ability.
samoliver368
Scratch UltraBundle - 3 Units

Scratch UltraBundle - 3 Units

This bundle includes the Scratch beginner’s bundle, intermediate bundle and expert bundle all in one. I have used this for Years 5-7, using one unit each year as they move up the school. This could be used for other year groups as they encounter and improve with Scratch. Each unit should take 6-8 lessons, which is why I have spread them out over three year groups. In total there are 18 different resources bundled together here.
MrHawes8
KS2 / KS3 Scratch Expert Bundle

KS2 / KS3 Scratch Expert Bundle

This bundle is the third in a series of Scratch units, intended for KS3 or possibly high ability KS2 students. The first two lessons include looking at flowcharts and creating an algorithm using a flowchart, which then feeds into creating the game in Scratch. The third lesson involves creating a slug trail maze, which draws on what they might have done previously in creating mazes and drawing with the pen tool. The fourth lesson is more in depth with a look at variables and iteration, creating an endless scrolling flying game. The fifth lesson involves debugging and coding a Space Invaders-style game using starter code. This task includes subroutines and is the hardest of the unit. The unit ends with a project (3+ lessons) where the students create their own game based on some loose instructions. They then write about how they have made their game using a template in Powerpoint.
MrHawes8
KS3 Endless scrolling game scratch tutorial

KS3 Endless scrolling game scratch tutorial

This resource is a tutorial to help students understand how variables and iteration are used to create a simple scrolling game. The tutorial includes screenshots of code snippets and instructions on how and why the code works to create the finished version of the game. The resource also includes the finished version of the game, which I use to demonstrate the game before showing the first few steps in making it. The tutorial can be used as a help sheet for students who push on further with the game before the rest of the class, or who might need help in getting their game to work as intended.
MrHawes8
KS2/KS3 slug trail maze tutorial

KS2/KS3 slug trail maze tutorial

In this resource is a working version of a ‘slug trail’ maze game, and a Word document tutorial to go with it. The tutorial can be given to students as a help sheet once they have been given an introductory demonstration, or if they are pushing on further than the rest of the class. The tutorial help sheet includes screenshots of code and explains how and why this code is used to create the finished version of the game.
MrHawes8
KS3 Scratch Flowcharts 2-lesson mini project

KS3 Scratch Flowcharts 2-lesson mini project

Included in this resource is a Powerpoint which is helpful in recapping flowcharts and then leads into a programming task involving a number guessing game. The students should be aiming to make a flowchart based on the first two tasks in the project, which will help them move on to programming them in Scratch in the second lesson. There is a card sort which involves writing the instructions onto blank paper symbols to form the flowchart, and examples of each task as a flowchart and scratch game. This has been used with Year 7 following two previous units using Scratch, as a warm up for programming as well as a reminder of flowcharts and their usefulness in planning programs.
MrHawes8
Introducing the BBC Microbit

Introducing the BBC Microbit

This download includes 4 presntations and a homework sheet. It is designed to introduce the wonderful BBC Microbit. Some schools were lucky enough to get some of the 1 million free Microbits give away at launch, the rest have to buy them (~£17 on Amazon). The pack starts with incrementing numbers, a doddle but gives the slower students time to get used to the web app. The 2nd lesson introduces selection in the form of the infamous “rock, paper, scissors” game. Lesson 3 encourages the students to choose a game to build. Lesson 4 uses the 4 sensors to test light levels, temperature, angles & compass in a science worksheet. Please give me useful feedback in a review and follow me.
jkemm
Do the Space Invaders dance - planning for Scratch

Do the Space Invaders dance - planning for Scratch

This game helps students relate X & Y axes to the real world. It should be used with my Drawing with Scratch Advanced-ish download to get students to think about how to move sprites around in the popular visual programming game Scratch from MIT.
jkemm
Space Invaders Planning Worksheet

Space Invaders Planning Worksheet

Use this worksheet in lesson or set it for homework, plan what your sprites will look like in Scratch, how they will move and how they interact with each other
jkemm
Microbit Sensor Experiment Results Sheet

Microbit Sensor Experiment Results Sheet

This sheet compliments my Introduction to BBC Microbits pack. Students build 4 mini programs, one for each sensor using all 4 triggers (Shake and bbutton presses). They fill in the sheet planning where they will use the Microbit sensors to test for best light conditiond etc.
jkemm
SCRATCH - making a game stage 2

SCRATCH - making a game stage 2

This PowerPoint has video descriptions of how to add features to a simple driving or maze navigation game. I used it with year 3 and made this to help the teachers who were not confident or familiar with SCRATCH themselves. They were able to play the pages and then get the children designing, making, innovating and debugging their games. It is a large file, so allow time for it to download.
NickAHutson
Scratch Bundle: Basics, Intermediate, Advanced (Super Value: 242 pages)

Scratch Bundle: Basics, Intermediate, Advanced (Super Value: 242 pages)

Scratch is a visual programming language that makes coding simple and fun. It can be used to create all sorts of programs. This is the all my basic, intermediate and advanced packages that explains what and how Scratch works, plus setting up your account and getting the software ready to program, right up to game programming. This is a bundled package that include 25 of my Scratch guides. It also includes three tutorial on creating games. Great for students! Buying this bundle saves you $25! **Note:This package is in a ZIP file. Includes: Scratch Bundle: Basics To Your First Game (Value Pack) Scratch Bundle: Intermediate To Your Second Game (Value Pack) Scratch Bundle: Advanced To Your Third Game (Value Pack)
rombop
Scratch Bundle: Basics To Your First Game (Value Pack)

Scratch Bundle: Basics To Your First Game (Value Pack)

Scratch is a visual programming language that makes coding simple and fun. It can be used to create all sorts of programs. This is the basic starting package that explains what and how Scratch works, plus setting up your account and getting the software ready to program. This is a bundled package that include 5 of my Scratch Basic guides. It also includes one tutorial on creating a simple game. Great for students just starting out with scratch. Buying this bundle saves you $4! **Note:This package is in a ZIP file. This is a bundle of the following items: • Starting from Scratch (Basics #1) [FREE] • Scratch: Interface (Basics #2) • Scratch: Sprites (Basics #3) • Scratch: Colored Blocks and Scripts (Basics #4) • Scratch: Cat vs Dragon - Game Programming (Basics #5) All these resources are also apart of a bigger bundle, which includes Basic, Intermediate and Advanced. You can find that [here](Scratch Bundle: Basics, Intermediate, Advanced (Super Value: 242 pages)).
rombop
Scratch Bundle: Intermediate To Your Second Game (Value Pack)

Scratch Bundle: Intermediate To Your Second Game (Value Pack)

Scratch is a visual programming language that makes coding simple and fun. It can be used to create all sorts of programs. This is the intermediate package that explains various of Scratch concepts. This is a bundled package that include 12 of my Scratch Intermediate guides. It also includes one tutorial on creating a dice rolling game. Buying this bundle saves you $7! **Note:This package is in a ZIP file. What You Get: • Drawing your own sprite • Changing colors • Multiple costumes • The rotation tool • Applying the script • Project accomplishments My Scratch Resources: This resource is part of a numbered set. It can be used separately or in conjunction with my other Scratch resources. You can also get this resource part of my bundled Scratch Intermediate package here. • Scratch: Making Things Move (Intermediate #1) • Scratch: Costumes (Intermediate #2) • Scratch: Special Effects (Intermediate #3) • Scratch: Events (Intermediate #4) • Scratch: Simple Loops (Intermediate #5) • Scratch: Pen Tool (Intermediate #6) • Scratch: Variables (Intermediate #7) • Scratch: Math (Intermediate #8) • Scratch: Strings and List (Intermediate #9) • Scratch: Coordinates (Intermediate #10) • Scratch: Audio (Intermediate #11) • Scratch: Roll the dice - Game Programming (Intermediate #12) All these resources are also apart of a bigger bundle, which includes Basic, Intermediate and Advanced. You can find that [here](Scratch Bundle: Basics, Intermediate, Advanced (Super Value: 242 pages)).
rombop
Scratch Bundle: Advanced To Your Third Game (Value Pack)

Scratch Bundle: Advanced To Your Third Game (Value Pack)

Scratch is a visual programming language that makes coding simple and fun. It can be used to create all sorts of programs. This is the advanced package that explains various of Scratch concepts. This is a bundled package that include 8 of my Scratch Advanced guides. It also includes one tutorial on creating a Monkey vs Bat game. Buying this bundle saves you $4! **Note:This package is in a ZIP file. What You Get: • Scratch: Binary (Advanced #1) • Scratch: Decisions (Advanced #2) • Scratch: Sensing and detecting (Advanced #3) • Scratch: Complex loops (Advanced #4) • Scratch: Sprite Communication (Advanced #5) • Scratch: Creating Blocks (Advanced #6) • Scratch: Monkey vs Bat - Game Programming (Advanced #7) • Scratch: Things to try (Advanced #8) All these resources are also apart of a bigger bundle, which includes Basic, Intermediate and Advanced. You can find that [here](Scratch Bundle: Basics, Intermediate, Advanced (Super Value: 242 pages)).
rombop
Scratch: Things to try (Advanced #8)

Scratch: Things to try (Advanced #8)

Now you’ve learned the basics of Scratch, you can experiment with some of its more advanced features. The more you practice, the better your coding will become. What You Get: • Things to try • Backpack • Help • Similarities to Python • Next Steps My Scratch Resources: This resource is part of a numbered set. It can be used separately or in conjunction with my other Scratch resources. This resource can be bought in a bundle here. Other Resources in this set include the following: • Scratch: Binary (Advanced #1) • Scratch: Decisions (Advanced #2) • Scratch: Sensing and detecting (Advanced #3) • Scratch: Complex loops (Advanced #4) • Scratch: Sprite Communication (Advanced #5) • Scratch: Creating Blocks (Advanced #6) • Scratch: Monkey vs Bat - Game Programming (Advanced #7) • Scratch: Things to try (Advanced #8) • Scratch Bundle: Advanced To Your Third Game (Value Pack)
rombop
Scratch: Monkey vs Bat - Game Programming (Advanced #7)

Scratch: Monkey vs Bat - Game Programming (Advanced #7)

This exciting, fast paced game brings together all of the Scratch skills you’ve learned so far. This includes: Made a sprite throw objects at another sprite. Made a sprite fall off the stage once hit. Added a time limit to your game. Added background music that plays as long as the game continues. Added a game over screen that appears at the end of the game. What You Get: • Getting started • The monkey • Bananas • Bats • Polish • Game tweaks • Achievements • Next Steps My Scratch Resources: This resource is part of a numbered set. It can be used separately or in conjunction with my other Scratch resources. This resource can be bought in a bundle here. Other Resources in this set include the following: • Scratch: Binary (Advanced #1) • Scratch: Decisions (Advanced #2) • Scratch: Sensing and detecting (Advanced #3) • Scratch: Complex loops (Advanced #4) • Scratch: Sprite Communication (Advanced #5) • Scratch: Creating Blocks (Advanced #6) • Scratch: Monkey vs Bat - Game Programming (Advanced #7) • Scratch: Things to try (Advanced #8) • Scratch Bundle: Advanced To Your Third Game (Value Pack)
rombop
Scratch: Creating Blocks (Advanced #6)

Scratch: Creating Blocks (Advanced #6)

To avoid repeating the same set of blocks over and over again, it’s possible to take a shortcut by creating new blocks. Each new block can contain several different instructions. What You Get: • Creating blocks • Define and using blocks • Blocks with inputs • Blocks example • Next Steps My Scratch Resources: This resource is part of a numbered set. It can be used separately or in conjunction with my other Scratch resources. This resource can be bought in a bundle here. Other Resources in this set include the following: • Scratch: Binary (Advanced #1) • Scratch: Decisions (Advanced #2) • Scratch: Sensing and detecting (Advanced #3) • Scratch: Complex loops (Advanced #4) • Scratch: Sprite Communication (Advanced #5) • Scratch: Creating Blocks (Advanced #6) • Scratch: Monkey vs Bat - Game Programming (Advanced #7) • Scratch: Things to try (Advanced #8) • Scratch Bundle: Advanced To Your Third Game (Value Pack)
rombop
Scratch: Sprite Communication (Advanced #5)

Scratch: Sprite Communication (Advanced #5)

Sometimes it’s useful for sprites to communicate with each other. Sprites can use messages to tell other sprites what to do. Scratch also lets you create conversations between sprites. What You Get: • Broadcasting • Shark Example • Conversations • Monkey Example • Next Steps My Scratch Resources: This resource is part of a numbered set. It can be used separately or in conjunction with my other Scratch resources. This resource can be bought in a bundle here. Other Resources in this set include the following: • Scratch: Binary (Advanced #1) • Scratch: Decisions (Advanced #2) • Scratch: Sensing and detecting (Advanced #3) • Scratch: Complex loops (Advanced #4) • Scratch: Sprite Communication (Advanced #5) • Scratch: Creating Blocks (Advanced #6) • Scratch: Monkey vs Bat - Game Programming (Advanced #7) • Scratch: Things to try (Advanced #8) • Scratch Bundle: Advanced To Your Third Game (Value Pack)
rombop
Scratch: Complex loops (Advanced #4)

Scratch: Complex loops (Advanced #4)

Simple loops are used to repeat parts of a program forever, or a certain number of times. Other, cleverer loops can be used to write programs that decide exactly when to repeat instructions. What You Get: • Repeat Until • Stop All • Wait • Nested Loops • Next Steps My Scratch Resources: This resource is part of a numbered set. It can be used separately or in conjunction with my other Scratch resources. This resource can be bought in a bundle here. Other Resources in this set include the following: • Scratch: Binary (Advanced #1) • Scratch: Decisions (Advanced #2) • Scratch: Sensing and detecting (Advanced #3) • Scratch: Complex loops (Advanced #4) • Scratch: Sprite Communication (Advanced #5) • Scratch: Creating Blocks (Advanced #6) • Scratch: Monkey vs Bat - Game Programming (Advanced #7) • Scratch: Things to try (Advanced #8) • Scratch Bundle: Advanced To Your Third Game (Value Pack)
rombop
Scratch: Sensing and detecting (Advanced #3)

Scratch: Sensing and detecting (Advanced #3)

The “Sensing” blocks enable a script to see what is happening on your computer. They can detect keyboard controls and let sprites react when they touch each other. Here are various of sensing blocks and their functions. What You Get: • Sensing Blocks • Keyboard Controls • Sprite Collision • Using Sensing Blocks • Next Steps My Scratch Resources: This resource is part of a numbered set. It can be used separately or in conjunction with my other Scratch resources. This resource can be bought in a bundle here. Other Resources in this set include the following: • Scratch: Binary (Advanced #1) • Scratch: Decisions (Advanced #2) • Scratch: Sensing and detecting (Advanced #3) • Scratch: Complex loops (Advanced #4) • Scratch: Sprite Communication (Advanced #5) • Scratch: Creating Blocks (Advanced #6) • Scratch: Monkey vs Bat - Game Programming (Advanced #7) • Scratch: Things to try (Advanced #8) • Scratch Bundle: Advanced To Your Third Game (Value Pack)
rombop