Ocean Odyssey

Requires iPad and Tynker Junior App

Students learn sequencing and coding concepts with this fun underwater adventure, as they help Gillie the goldfish collect coins! Request Quote

Course Summary
  • Pre-K to Grade 2
  • Beginner level
  • 4 lessons
  • Tynker Icon Blocks
    • iPad
Course Includes
  • 4 lessons
  • 41 activities
  • Enhanced Creativity Tools
  • Automatic Assessment
  • Tutorials and Reviews
  • Coding Puzzles
  • DIY Projects
  • Quizzes
  • Answer Keys
Prerequisites
No previous coding experience required.

Description

Recommended for pre-readers, this course is designed to introduce coding concepts and principles using a visual puzzle-based approach. This course introduces block coding, sequencing, pattern recognition and critical thinking skills. To use Ocean Odyssey in your classroom, you must download the Tynker Junior app from the App Store. The Tynker Junior app offers a collection of courses specifically designed for young children (ages 5-7) who are still learning how to read.

In Ocean Odyssey, students get introduced to very basic block coding as they meet all the inhabitants in the game. Then they design their own aquarium with different sea creatures, props and music. Then they choose a character, and use block commands to direct the character to move through a maze to collect treasure. They learn sequencing, pattern recognition and critical thinking skills as they solve these puzzles that gradually increase in complexity.

Tynker Junior uses word-free picture-based block programming with fun characters to help kids develop animations, pursue adventures and solve puzzles and challenges. This enables young children—who have limited motor skills and are still developing hand-eye coordination—to learn to code using big blocks, pictures, voiceovers and tap-tap-tap interactions, without words or drag-and-drop or any other actions they may find too tedious or overwhelming. Tynker SmartPass enables younger students to sign in by simply scanning a code, without the need to remember any usernames or passwords.

Ocean Odyssey is only available on iPads and iPhones. Students can access the course using the Tynker Junior app on their iPad devices. These courses are not available on Android or via the browser at tynker.com.

Topics Covered

  • Cause and effect
  • Sequencing
  • Scene creation
  • Path finding

What Students Learn

  • Learn to tap and connect code blocks
  • Design your own aquarium with different sea creatures, props and music
  • Solve critical thinking puzzles as they code a path through a maze to collect treasure
  • Learn sequencing, pattern recognition and critical thinking

Technical Requirements

* Online courses require a modern desktop computer, laptop computer, Chromebook, or Netbook with Internet access and a Chrome (29+), Firefox (30+), Safari (7+), or Edge (20+) browser. No downloads required.
* Tablet courses require an iPad (iOS 10+) with Tynker or Tynker Junior app installed and Internet access

1. Underwater Coding
11 activities
Dive right in and learn the basics of icon-based coding. Order the blocks correctly to solve the puzzles!
2. Aquarium Architech
2 activities
Design your own aquarium with your underwater friends!
3. Deep Sea Sequencing
16 activities
Input a sequence of moves to collect the coins!
4. Deep Sea Sequencing 2
12 activities
Search for more treasure with these advanced sequencing puzzles!