CS Discoveries

Unit 1

Resources

Unit 1 - Problem Solving - Computers and Logic

Lesson 1: Intro to Problem Solving
Resources Prep

For the Teacher

For the Students

For each group

  • 2 sheets of aluminum foil, 5x5 inches in length each
  • 1 container that can hold 3-5 inches of water
  • Several paper towels or rags that can be placed under the container
  • 15 pennies
  • One copy of the Aluminum Boats - Activity Guide

For the teacher

  • 1 container that can hold 3-5 inches of water
  • 50 pennies
  • Extra paper towels or rags
Lesson 2: The Problem Solving Process
Resources Prep

For the Teacher

For the Students

For each student

For the class

  • Poster paper
  • Markers/colored pencils
Lesson 3: Exploring Problem Solving
Resources Prep

For the Teacher

For the Students

Lesson 4: What is a Computer?
Resources Prep

For the Teacher

For the Students

For each group

  • Print out copies of What is a Computer - Activity Guide. Note there are two sets of pictures in the document but each group only needs a single set.
  • Scissors (if you will not have time to cut the pictures prior to class)
  • Poster paper
  • Markers or colored pencils
  • Glue or tape to attach pictures
Lesson 5: Representing Information
Resources Prep

For the Teacher

For the Students

For each student

For each group

  • Playing Cards
  • Construction Paper
  • Markers and/or Colored Pencils
Lesson 6: Processing with Bits
Resources Prep

For the Teacher

For the Students

  • Forum
  • Web access to Code Studio
Lesson 7: Human vs. Computer Processing
Resources Prep

For the Teacher

For the Students

  • Forum
  • One deck of cards per group of 3 students
  • One copy of the activity guide for each student
Lesson 8: Processing with Apps
Resources Prep

For the Teacher

For the Students

Lesson 9: Apps and Problem Solving
Resources Prep

For the Teacher

For the Students