Lesson 6 : Layers
Programming 102

Time: 60+ minutes


Tynker Blocks Introduced




Warm-Up (15 minutes)

Activities (45 minutes)

Facilitate as students complete all Layers modules on their own:

1. Introduction (Introduction)
2. Concepts (Concepts)
3. In the Trees Example (Example)
4. In the Trees (DIY)
5. In the Bushes Example (Example)
6. In the Bushes (DIY)
7. Cutscene (Cutscene)
8. Forest Layers (Puzzle)
9. Find the Superhero Example (Example)
10. Find the Superhero (DIY)

Extended Activities (10 minutes)

U.S. Standards

  • CCSS-Math: 3.NBT.A.2, MP.1
  • CCSS-ELA: RF.3.4.A, RF.4.4.A
  • CSTA: 1B-AP-10, 1B-AP-11, 1B-AP-12, 1B-AP-15
  • CS CA: 3-5.AP.13, 3-5.AP.14, 3-5.AP.17
  • ISTE: 1.c, 1.d, 4.d, 5.c, 5.d, 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 sequence, selection, and repetition in programs; work with variables and various forms of input and output
  • 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 search technologies effectively, appreciate how results are selected and ranked, and be discerning in evaluating digital content
  • select, use and combine a variety of software (including internet services) on a range of digital devices to design and create a range of programs, systems and content that accomplish given goals, including collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information
  • 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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    Lesson 1
    Review: Interactive Animation
    22 Slides
    Lesson 2
    Review: Pen Drawing
    21 Slides
    Lesson 3
    Review: Ghost Catcher
    25 Slides
    Lesson 4
    Review: Character Creator
    25 Slides
    Lesson 5
    Show and Hide
    20 Slides
    Lesson 6
    25 Slides
    Lesson 7
    25 Slides
    Lesson 8
    Snowball Siege
    20 Slides
    Lesson 9
    Drawing Patterns
    21 Slides
    Lesson 10
    Color Effects
    18 Slides
    Lesson 11
    19 Slides
    Lesson 12
    Star Runner
    21 Slides
    Lesson 13
    Space Breaker
    23 Slides
    Lesson 14
    2-Player Battle
    18 Slides
    Lesson 15
    Sky Train
    20 Slides
    Lesson 16
    Final Lesson
    24 Slides