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High School / Physics

Blockly Extension: Acoustic Stopwatch

Students develop Blockly code that uses data from a Wireless Sound Sensor to trigger start and stop timing, effectively creating a stopwatch...

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Middle School / STEM

Digital Thermometer

Students use a //code.Node and a wireless temperature sensor to create a device that alerts the user to a fever.

Source: Essential Coding to Learn Teacher's Manual

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Middle School / STEM

Intruder Alarm

Students use their previous knowledge of coding to create a unique program that will alert them to an intruder. The process will include submitting...

Source: Essential Coding to Learn Teacher's Manual

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Middle School / Physical ScienceSTEM

Step Counter

Students will use either the acceleration-y or acceleration-x //code.Node sensor and knowledge of their own gait to create a program that mimics...

Source: Essential Coding to Learn Teacher's Manual

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Middle School / STEM

Investigating Sound Levels

Students use the //code.Node sound sensor to investigate various sound levels and create a program to alert the user when the music from their...

Source: Essential Coding to Learn Teacher's Manual

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Middle School / STEM

What's the Origin?

Students take their previous knowledge of plotting ordered pairs and apply it to the layout of the //code.Node 5X5 LED array.

Source: Essential Coding to Learn Teacher's Manual

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Middle School / STEM

Clap On

Students are introduced to an invention from the 1980's that allows you to turn lights on and off by clapping your hands. Student then use Blockly...

Source: Essential Coding to Learn Teacher's Manual

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Middle School / Physical ScienceSTEM

Light Bulb Efficiency

Students apply their understanding of energy transfer and transformation to investigate and compare the efficiencies of two different light bulbs.

Source: Essential Coding to Learn Teacher's Manual

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Middle School / STEM

Automatic Nightlight

Students apply their understanding of light behavior to create a program that functions like a nightlight as well as investigating brightness...

Source: Essential Coding to Learn Teacher's Manual

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Middle School / STEM

Random Number Cube

Students will create a program, using the //code.Node motion sensor, to mimic a number cube. Additionally, students will use basic probability...

Source: Essential Coding to Learn Teacher's Manual

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