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Python 1 Course

Welcome to Python 1 Course: Learn Python through coding games, pen drawing, and Turtle graphics. Start your journey into Python with fun and interactive game development.

Python 1 Course

Welcome to Python 1 Course: Learn Python through coding games, pen drawing, and Turtle graphics. Start your journey into Python with fun and interactive game development.

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Intro to Python Course

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Python

Python is one of the most popular high-level programming languages today. It is easy to read and flexible for use in functional or object-oriented programming paradigms. Its many useful libraries make it a favorite choice for scripting, machine learning, data science, and more.

What Kids Learn

  • Get introduced to Python game design
  • Program your way through 115 activities
  • Learn Python with coding puzzles
  • Make art with turtle graphics
  • Recreate 8 fun games on your own

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Game-Based Learning

Tynker's self-guided lessons break down coding concepts while solving puzzles and making cool apps.

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Quick practice quizzes and assessment tests evaluate a child's comprehension of subjects taught.

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The Basics

Get acquainted with the basics of Python programming.

14 Modules:

  • Welcome
  • Course Overview
  • Jungle Run
  • More Dust
  • Around the Corner
  • Scale the Slopes
  • Stairway to Safety
  • What are Comments?
  • Around the Bend
  • Bunny Hop
  • Naming Conventions
  • Left-Right
  • Review
  • Quiz
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Loops and Patterns

Learn how to represent repeating patterns with code.

14 Modules:

  • Path to Safety
  • What are For Loops?
  • What is Indentation?
  • What are Arithmetic Operators?
  • Forward, Fire, Repeat
  • Make a Zig-Zag
  • March On
  • Jump, Forward
  • Forward, Jump
  • Up and Down
  • What are Nested Loops?
  • U-Turn
  • Review
  • Quiz
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Conditional Logic

Explore boolean values and boolean logic. Write programs that "make decisions."

16 Modules:

  • What Are Conditionals?
  • Path Right
  • Path Left
  • More Turns!
  • What Are Assignment Operators?
  • What Are Comparison Operators?
  • What Are Logical Operators?
  • Hazardous Path
  • What Is an Else?
  • Death Valley
  • Traps
  • What Are Nested Ifs?
  • G for Grandeur
  • Silly Path
  • Review
  • Quiz
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Conditional Loops

Write loops that repeat instructions, depending on whether a condition holds true.

12 Modules:

  • What Is a While Loop?
  • Detect a Path
  • Forward, Left
  • Right, Forward
  • What is Break?
  • While Else
  • Path Ahead?
  • Left Spiral
  • Right Spiral
  • Choose a Path
  • Review
  • Quiz
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Variables

Learn about variable initialization, declaration, and more.

15 Modules:

  • What Are Variables?
  • Fuel Up
  • Stockpile
  • Rocket Jump
  • What Are Strings?
  • Hack the Trap 1
  • How Do You Define Multiple Variables?
  • Let Loose
  • It's a Toughie
  • Hack the Trap 2
  • Welcome to the Jungle
  • Obstacle Course
  • Hack the Trap 3
  • Review
  • Quiz
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Expressions

Learn how operators can be used to form expressions.

11 Modules:

  • What Are Expressions?
  • Trickier Trap 1
  • Trickier Trap 2
  • What Are Numbers?
  • What is Operator Precedence?
  • Trickier Trap 3
  • Trickier Trap 4
  • What Are Lists?
  • What Are Dictionaries?
  • Review
  • Quiz
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Using the Turtle Tool

Create graphics with the Turtle module.

7 Modules:

  • The Turtle API
  • Setting up the Screen
  • Creating Turtles
  • Moving and Drawing with the Turtle
  • Turtle Graphing
  • Review
  • Quiz
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User Interaction

Learn to set up and handle keyboard and mouse events in Python.

6 Modules:

  • Writing Your Own Functions
  • Key Detection
  • Adding a Delay with Timers
  • Asteroids
  • Review
  • Quiz
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Game Design

Learn about game loops, win/loss conditions, and keeping score in Python.

6 Modules:

  • What Is a Sprite?
  • What Are Game Loops?
  • More on Lists
  • More on Dictionaries
  • Review
  • Quiz
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Snake

Create a "snake" game on your own.

4 Modules:

  • Make A Game: Snake
  • Snake: Setting Up the Game
  • Create the Game
  • Completing the Snake Game
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Connect 4

Build a game of "Connect 4" on your own.

4 Modules:

  • Make a Game: Connect 4
  • Connect 4: Setup the Board
  • Connect 4: Player Controls
  • Completing the Connect 4 Game
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Tetris

Program a game of "Tetris" on your own.

5 Modules:

  • Tetris
  • Tetris: Game Setup
  • Tetris: Setup Other Variables
  • Tetris: Create the Display
  • Tetris: Completing the Game
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Final Game

Build a game of your choice. Choose from "Frogga" and "Pong."

2 Modules:

  • Frogga
  • Pong

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