Super Squad

Requires iPad and Tynker Junior App

Students join the Super Squad and retrieve stolen museum treasure from super villains using conditional logic to handle changing situations. Request Quote

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

Description

Fifth in the series of pre-reader courses, Super Squad introduces pre-readers to a variety of conditional logic statements, coding multiple actors while reinforcing conditional loops and pattern recognition. To use Super Squad 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 4-7) who are still learning how to read.

In Super Squad, students design their own superhero character and join the Super Squad to help them retrieve stolen museum treasure from villains. Students are introduced to blocks that represent conditional logic statements such as “if”, “if-else” and “if-else if-else if-else” and then use these to handle changing environmental situations. Students write code for multiple superheroes so that the characters work collaboratively with other heroes to achieve complex goals.

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.

Super Squad 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

  • Conditional statements
  • Conditional loops
  • Coding multiple actors
  • Advanced sequencing
  • Debugging

What Students Learn

  • Join the Super Squad and help them retrieve stolen museum treasure
  • Design your own super hero, and choose a super power
  • Use conditional statements to handle different situations
  • Work collaboratively with other heroes to achieve complex goal

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. Join the Squad
2 activities
Design your own superhero!
2. Missing Money
15 activities
Trek through the city to locate the bank's stolen money.
3. The Museum Heist
14 activities
Team up with your allies to find the museum's stolen treasures.
4. Iguana Industries
14 activities
Work together to stop Doctor Iguana's schemes!