Lesson 3 : Sensors Galore
WeDo Coding

Time: 40+ minutes


Tynker Blocks Introduced




Warm-Up (5 minutes)

Activities (40+ minutes)

Facilitate as students complete all Sensors Galore modules on their own:

1. Tilt Sensor (Introduction)
2. Chameleon Game (DIY)
3. Camouflage (DIY)
4. Motion Sensor (Introduction)
5. Trombone Game (DIY)
6. Slide Whistle (DIY)
7. Motor (Introduction)
8. Dancer (DIY)
9. Ballerina (DIY)
10. 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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    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
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