Code Haven Week 1

 

Topics: Introduction to Computer Science and Scratch

Topics: Introduction to Computer Science and Scratch

Week 1 Overview

Objectives

  • Introduce computer science
  • Create student groups
  • Introduce Scratch

Materials and Resources

Lesson Plan

View our detailed lesson plan here.

  • Introduction (10 min): Learn names and play icebreaker activity
  • What is CS? (10 min): Watch a video, discuss what computer science is
  • Unplugged Activity (10 min): Gift wrapping activity!
  • Introduction to Scratch (25 min): Watch Scratch tutotial, make accounts, work on scavenger hunt worksheet
  • Wrap up (5 min): Recap, demo the final maze activity

Worksheet

Part 1: Scavenger Hunt

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- Click 'create' on Scratch’s home screen to make a new project

- Name your new project “Scratch Scavenger Hunt” 

- Drag any blue motion block from the left side of your screen and click on it. 

Question: What is the name of the block you chose? What happens to your cat when you click on the block?

- Drag any purple looks block from the left side of your screen and click on it 

Question: What is the name of the block you chose? What happens to your cat when you click on the block?

- Snap your blocks together and click on one of them

Question: What does your cat do now? How is that different from what it did before?

Part 2: Explore On Your Own!

Look through the different blocks and play with the ones you find interesting!

Explore Scratch on your own! Ask your mentor for help if you need ideas.

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Question: What are the names of 3 blocks you liked?