Lesson 1 : Introduction
WeDo Coding

Time: 40+ minutes


Tynker Blocks Introduced




Warm-Up (5 minutes)

Activities (40+ minutes)

Facilitate as students complete all Introduction modules on their own:

1. Outline (Introduction)
2. Alien Communications (Introduction)
3. Alien Communicator 1 (Puzzle)
4. Alien Communicator II (Puzzle)
5. Pairing (Activity)
6. Pairing Test (DIY)
7. Space Signals (DIY)
8. Dog Communications (Activity)
9. Dog Communicator (Puzzle)
10. Dog Communicator II (Puzzle)
11. Savanna Sounds (DIY)
12. Quiz (Multiple Choice)

Extended Activities (5 minutes)

U.S. Standards

  • CCSS-ELA: RI.3.7, RF.3.4, RF.3.4.A, SL.3.1, RF.4.4.A, RF.1.4.A, RF.4.4, SL.4.1, RF.5.4.A, RF.5.4, SL.5.1
  • CCSS-Math: MP.1
  • CSTA: 1A-CS-01, 1A-CS-02, 1A-AP-09, 1A-AP-11, 1A-AP-12, 1A-AP-14, 1A-AP-15, 1B-CS-02, 1B-CS-03, 1B-AP-11, 1B-AP-12, 1B-AP-15
  • CS CA: 3-5.CS.1, 3-5.CS.2, 3-5.CS.3, 3-5.AP.10, 3-5.AP.13, 3-5.AP.14, 3-5.AP.17
  • ISTE: 1.c, 1.d, 4.d, 5.c, 5.d, 6.b

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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Class Presentations

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Lesson 1
29 Slides
Lesson 2
Light and Sound
21 Slides
Lesson 3
Sensors Galore
33 Slides
Lesson 4
Milo and Friends
23 Slides
Lesson 5
Game Controller
23 Slides
Lesson 6
Total Control
19 Slides
Lesson 7
Weather Station
19 Slides
Lesson 8
Rock Band
19 Slides
Lesson 9
Advanced Gamer
21 Slides
Lesson 10
17 Slides
Lesson 11
Fly a Drone
18 Slides