Life Science

A collection of fun programming projects about topics in biology, anatomy, and genetics.

Grades 3 - 5
  • Web
  • iPad
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Description

Once your students have completed at least five lessons of Programming 101 or equivalent coding experience, you can assign these NGSS-aligned projects to complement your teaching on topics in biology, anatomy, and genetics. For example, if you’re teaching a lesson on food chains, you can assign the ecological pyramid project. Your students will choose an ecosystem and use coding and outside research to create a unique interactive ecological pyramid.

With this collection of life science projects, you can easily integrate coding and project-based learning into your curriculum. Each STEM lesson walks students through how to make a project about something they’re learning in school with step-by-step instructions. At each step, it encourages them to make their project unique and interesting, emphasizing that coding is a creative medium much like writing or drawing.

We’re constantly updating our STEM courses with new projects, so if there’s something you’d like us to add, send us a message at support@tynker.com.

What Students Learn

  • Use programming for science projects
  • Build a slide show on a topic
  • Build a quiz game
  • Make an interactive charts and models
  • Use animation to illustrate
  • Narrate using your own voice
  • Use the physics engine to model
  • Troubleshoot and debug programs

Technical Requirements

* Online courses and lesson plans require an iPad, desktop computer, laptop computer, Chromebook, or Netbook with Internet connection and a Chrome (29+), Firefox (30+), Safari (7+), or Internet Explorer (10+) browser. No downloads required.
STEM
Beginner Course
Prerequisites
No previous coding experience required.
Recommended for All ages.
Course includes
  • 17 lessons
  • 22 activities
  • Enhanced Creativity Tools
  • Automatic Assessment
  • Tutorials and Reviews
  • Coding Puzzles
  • DIY Projects
  • Quizzes
1. Life Cycle of a Frog
4 activities
Create a project that shows the life cycle of a frog.
2. Ocean Food Chain Pyramid
4 activities
Create a project that shows the ocean food chain pyramid.
3. Life Cycle of a Dragonfly
4 activities
Create a project that shows the life cycle of a dragonfly.
4. Butterfly Life Cycle
4 activities
Create a project that shows the life cycle of a butterfly.
5. Silkworm Life Cycle
4 activities
Create a project that shows the life cycle of a silkworm.
6. Deep Sea
4 activities
Create a project that shows the life in the deep sea.
7. Parts of a Bee
4 activities
Create a project that shows the parts of a bee.
8. Parts of Corn
4 activities
Create a project that shows the parts of a corn plant.
9. Insect Anatomy
4 activities
Create a project that shows the anatomy of an insect.
10. Food Web
4 activities
Create a project that shows the food web.
11. Types of Trees
4 activities
Create a project that shows different types of trees.
12. Teeth
4 activities
Create a project that shows different types of teeth.
13. Adaptation and Survival
4 activities
Create a project to learn about different adaptations.
14. Dispersion of Seeds
4 activities
Create a project to learn about the different methods of seed dispersal.
15. What Do Plants Need?
4 activities
Create an interactive diagram to understand the basic needs of plants.
16. Uses of Sunlight
4 activities
Create a project that demonstrates the different uses of sunlight.
17. The Five Senses
4 activities
Create a quiz based game to learn about the five senses of the human body.