Grade 4 2018

It’s Computer Science Week

What is Coding?

Join in the world wide

HOUR OF CODE

Get your Headphones ready

Dance Party   

(Rating – Medium)

Code a Dance Party

Now try

The Grinch        

(Rating – Medium if you play games)

Saving Christmas with Code

Mystery Island

(Rating – Medium but introduces new skills)

A fun filled self guided adventure 


Coding with Lightbot   

http://lightbot.com/hour-of-code.html

Select the Online Version and Click Allow Flash (to run the game)

Read ALL the instructions

Begin the Basics.

Work your way through the levels and add new skills as you learn them (the code must fit in the allocated number of squares.

Don’t forget to light up all the blue squares.  

If you get it wrong, try again.


Voyage of The First Fleet 

(Powered by Robots)

Learning about History with Robots? Combining our Past with our Future?

Last term, in their STEM Inquiry about the First Fleet, Year 4 students learnt about the historical significance of the voyage, investigated the Geography of the continents and mapping the world, designed, built and tested a sailing ship prototype and re-enacted their chosen ship’s journey to Australia using a robot to control and power it to its destination. (Digital Technologies)
The great benefit of the STEM (Science Technology, Engineering and Maths) approach to learning gives students the opportunity to collaborate and work on a variety of challenging problems and projects.


Amazing Maze Challenges

Challenge

  1. Use icy-pole sticks or masking tape to create a simple maze. Create a code to navigate your maze from start to finish.
  2. Change color and do a victory dance  when you reach the end.
  3. Program the Sphero to say something at the end. – eg “Yes! I made it!”
  4. Put in some obstacles – you must navigate around these with the Sphero. 

TASK

Put Sphero to work – Design and make a vehicle for your Sphero to drive (push or pull) around your space.

QUESTIONS TO CONSIDER
What factors affected the way your vehicle worked?

How did the vehicle affect your code? How did the surface affect your code?

Did you have to make adjustments? If so, what did you have to do to make it work better?

EXTRA CHALLENGES
How can you make your vehicle turn on various angles?
Add some spoken commentary to your code.


Draw a Square with Sphero

 

Draw a coloured Star with Sphero


Coding with Scratch 2

Click HERE to watch a brief introduction to Scratch.

Learn how to make Scratch Projects.

Click HERE


Let’s   Code

Everybody should learn how to code because it teaches you how to THINK

Animate your name with Scratch


Introducing Sphero


Learn to Code

Click on the image to go to the site

and learn to code with Marco or Sophia

Mark Zuckerberg teaches Repeat Loops

Click on your class name to go to your Kodable assignments

4MA                   4MM


How Cybersafe are you?

Play the Safety Land Game

CLICK on the image to go to the site

You need headphones for this task.


Code Some Crazy Creatures

Click on the picture