100 Brown St.Clinton, MI 49236 517-456-4

Computer Science Week Videos & Instructions

The Clinton Library is celebrating Computer Science Education Week by offering 5 fun, challenging activities that teach young people basics of computational thinking. Not only do kids get to have fun trying these activities, but they also win a prize if they complete all 5! 

Come into the library to turn in a punch card and receive a prize!

Day 1: Unlocking the secret in product codes

Source: https://csunplugged.org/en/at-home/unlocking-the-secret-in-product-codes/

Supplies Provided:

  • Instructions for each student

Supplies Needed:

  • A book with a barcode that has 13 digits (including the numbers on the far right and far left)

  • Scratch paper

  • Pencil
     

Click to download an instruction sheet

Day 2: Mapping pixels to make a picture

Source: Squeezing pictures into codes - CS Unplugged

Supplies Provided:

  • Instructions for each student

  • Pixels code for 4 different images for each student

  • 4 Grids to make your own code for each student

  • Graph paper for each student

Supplies Needed: 

  • Pencil, eraser for mistakes

  • Highlighter

 

Click to download Instructions Part A

Click to download Instructions Part B

Day 3: Hexaflexagon

Source: Hexahexaflexagon1 (wlonk.com)

Supplies Provided:

  • Instructions and  2 templates for each student (1 template comes with color coded dots, and another template is blank for added difficulty)

  • Instructions printed in color and laminated (1)

Supplies Needed:

  • Scissors

  • Glue stick

Click to download an instruction sheet

Day 4: Write a secret message in code

Source: ChristmasCryptoSolution.pages (wordpress.com)

Supplies Provided: 

  • Instructions and code for each student

Supplies Needed:

  • Pencil
     

Click to download Instructions Front

Click to download Instructions Back

Day 5: Sorting network

Source:Sorting Network - CS Unplugged

Video tutorial: CS Unplugged - Sorting networks (sample classroom lesson) on Vimeo

Supplies Provided:

  • Instructions, 20 unique worksheets,  and 20 blank templates

Supplies Needed:

  • Pencil

  • Items to sort (6 items per group): Height, size, weight, book titles (alphabetically)

Click to download Easy Sorting Network

Click to download Medium Sorting Network

Click to download Difficult Sorting Network

Click to download Blank Sorting Network

 Contact

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Clinton, MI 49236

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