Lesson 4 : Dragon Dash
Programming 100

Time: 45+ minutes


Tynker Blocks Introduced




Warm-Up (5 minutes)

Activities (30 minutes)

Facilitate as students complete all Dragon Dash modules on their own:

1. Selector (Video)
2. Forward (Puzzle)
3. Fly Up (Puzzle)
4. Forward. Fly Up. (Puzzle)
5. Eat and Blast (Puzzle)
6. Drop Down, Turn Around (Puzzle)
7. Defeat the Knight (Puzzle)
8. Spiral Up (Puzzle)
9. Ziggurat (Puzzle)
10. Fly. Fly. Fly Up. (Puzzle)
11. Get the Knights! (Puzzle)
12. Flags (Puzzle)
13. Power Up (Puzzle)

Optional Activities (10 minutes)

U.S. Standards

  • CCSS-ELA: SL.3.1, SL.3.3, RF.3.4.A, SL.4.1, SL.4.1.C, RF.4.4.A, SL.5.1, RF.5.4.A
  • CCSS-Math: 3.NBT.A.2, MP.1
  • CSTA: 1B-AP-08, 1B-AP-10, 1B-AP-11, 1B-AP-12, 1B-AP-15
  • CS CA: 3-5.AP.10, 3-5.AP.12, 3-5.AP.13, 3-5.AP.17
  • ISTE: 1.c, 1.d, 4.d, 5.c, 6.b, 7.c

U.K. Standards

Key stage 2
Pupils should be taught to:
  • design, write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals, including controlling or simulating physical systems; solve problems by decomposing them into smaller parts
  • use logical reasoning to explain how some simple algorithms work and to detect and correct errors in algorithms and programs
  • understand computer networks, including the internet; how they can provide multiple services, such as the World Wide Web, and the opportunities they offer for communication and collaboration
  • use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour; identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact
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    Welcome to Tynker
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    Lesson 2
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    Lesson 3
    Animated Card Creator
    14 Slides
    Lesson 4
    Dragon Dash
    26 Slides
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    Create a Comic
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