Lesson 15 : Powerups and Effects
Programming 301

Time: 60+ minutes


Tynker Blocks Introduced




Warm-Up (15 minutes)

Activities (45 minutes)

Facilitate as students complete all Powerups and Effects modules on their own:

1. Concepts (Concepts)
2. Creating Power-Ups (DIY)
3. Invincibility Power-Up (DIY)
4. Survive the Waves (Puzzle)
5. Power-Up (DIY)
6. Quiz (Multiple-choice)

Extended Activities (10 minutes)

U.S. Standards

  • CCSS-Math: 6.NS.C.6, MP.1, MP.7
  • CCSS-ELA: RI.7.4, RI.8.4, 6-8.RST.3, 6-8.RST.4, 6-8.RST.7
  • CSTA: 2-AP-10, 2-AP-11, 2-AP-12, 2-AP-13, 2-AP-14, 2-AP-15, 2-AP-16, 2-AP-17
  • CS CA: 6-8.AP.11, 6-8.AP.12, 6-8.AP.13, 6-8.AP.15, 6-8.AP.16, 6-8.AP.17
  • ISTE: 1.c, 1.d, 4.d, 5.c, 5.d, 6.b

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
    All pupils must have the opportunity to study aspects of information technology and computer science at sufficient depth to allow them to progress to higher levels of study or to a professional career. 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
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    Class Presentations

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    Lesson 1
    27 Slides
    Lesson 2
    Animated Motion
    20 Slides
    Lesson 3
    Actor Positioning
    19 Slides
    Lesson 4
    Motion and Tracking
    18 Slides
    Lesson 5
    Conditional Loops
    23 Slides
    Lesson 6
    Show and Hide
    20 Slides
    Lesson 7
    Actor Properties
    18 Slides
    Lesson 8
    Nested Loops
    18 Slides
    Lesson 9
    21 Slides
    Lesson 10
    Start Screen and Controls
    21 Slides
    Lesson 11
    Shoot Projectiles
    21 Slides
    Lesson 12
    Parallax Scrolling
    18 Slides
    Lesson 13
    19 Slides
    Lesson 14
    20 Slides
    Lesson 15
    Powerups and Effects
    20 Slides
    Lesson 16
    Boss Battle
    18 Slides
    Lesson 17
    Finishing Touch
    15 Slides