High School course

Python 101

  • GRADES 7+
  • WEB

Answer Key

Module 2: Path Right

Module 3: Path Left

Module 4: More Turns!

Module 8: Hazardous Path

Module 10: Death Valley

Module 11: Traps

Module 13: G for Grandeur

Module 14: Silly Path

Module 16: Quiz












U.S. Standards

  • CCSS-ELA: SL.7.1, SL.8.1, RI.9-10.3, RI.9-10.6, L.9-10.3, L.9-10.6
  • CCSS-Math: HSN.Q.A.1, HSN.Q.A.2, HSN.Q.A.3, MP.1, MP.2
  • CSTA: 2-AP-11, 2-AP-12, 2-AP-13, 2-AP-15, 2-AP-17, 3A-AP-17, 3A-AP-19, 3B-AP-11, 3B-AP-12
  • CS CA: 6-8.AP.11, 6-8.AP.12, 6-8.AP.13, 6-8.AP.15, 6-8.AP.17, 9-12.AP.12, 9-12.AP.14, 9-12.AP.16
  • ISTE: 1.c, 1.d, 4.d, 5.c, 5.d

U.K. Standards

Key stage 3
Pupils should be taught to:
  • design, use and evaluate computational abstractions that model the state and behaviour of real-world problems and physical systems
  • understand several key algorithms that reflect computational thinking [for example, ones for sorting and searching]; use logical reasoning to compare the utility of alternative algorithms for the same problem
  • undertake creative projects that involve selecting, using, and combining multiple applications, preferably across a range of devices, to achieve challenging goals, including collecting and analysing data and meeting the needs of known users
  • create, reuse, revise and repurpose digital artefacts for a given audience, with attention to trustworthiness, design and usability
  • understand a range of ways to use technology safely, respectfully, responsibly and securely, including protecting their online identity and privacy; recognise inappropriate content, contact and conduct, and know how to report concerns
Key stage 4
Pupils should be taught to:
  • develop their capability, creativity and knowledge in computer science, digital media and information technology
  • develop and apply their analytic, problem-solving, design, and computational thinking skills
  • understand how changes in technology affect safety, including new ways to protect their online privacy and identity, and how to report a range of concerns

Lesson 3: Conditional Logic

Course: | Web

  • 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


In this introduction to Python for intermediate or advanced coders in upper middle or high school, students will be learn to code in Python. As they complete this advanced lesson plan, they will enjoy engaging lessons, solve challenging puzzles, and build their own games in Python. This course is ideal for students who have already completed at least one Tynker course and are comfortable with the basics of programming logic and computational thinking. This course will help them learn how to code Python and adapt to the additional challenges of text-based syntax.

Students who successfully complete this lesson plan will demonstrate a strong mastery of Python syntax, as well as the ability to creatively program games and other projects and debug their own code. Students will also be able to come up with an idea for a Python game and take it through the entire design and implementation process, creating custom versions of many of their favorite games in Python.


  • Python syntax
  • Sequencing
  • Repetition
  • Conditional logic
  • Nested loops
  • Automation
  • Pattern recognition
  • Simple motion
  • Keyboard and mouse events
  • Pen drawing
  • Operators
  • Expressions
  • Variables
  • Turtle graphics
  • Using arrays and objects to store structured data

What Students Learn

  • Learn Python syntax
  • Use conditional logic, loops, and conditional loops to solve problems
  • Create and use variables
  • Detect and handle keyboard and mouse events
  • Write and interpret Python expressions
  • Use pen drawing and Turtle graphics to draw shapes and display images
  • Detect win/loss conditions in a game
  • Implement collision detection between images
  • Use arrays, dictionaries, and objects to store structured data

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.

Lesson 3 : Conditional Logic Python 101

Time: 40+ minutes


Commands Introduced




Warm-Up (5 minutes)

Activities (35 minutes)

Facilitate as students complete all Conditional Logic modules on their own:

1. What Are Conditionals? (Document)
2. Path Right (Puzzle)
3. Path Left (Puzzle)
4. More Turns! (Puzzle)
5. What Are Assignment Operators? (Document)
6. What Are Comparison Operators? (Document)
7. What Are Logical Operators? (Document)
8. Hazardous Path (Puzzle)
9. What Is an "Else"? (Document)
10. Death Valley (Puzzle)
11. Traps (Puzzle)
12. What Are Nested Ifs? (Document)
13. G for Grandeur (Puzzle)
14. Silly Path (Puzzle)
15. Review (Document)
16. Quiz (Multiple Choice)

Discussion Questions/Follow-Up Activities (20 minutes)