The Coding Express unit uses a relevant theme that naturally incorporates early coding skills. Throughout the unit, students will intuitively use computational thinking to develop designs and express ideas as they build a train and tracks, and position action bricks to affect the train’s behavior. The lessons also provide fun and engaging opportunities for students to explore early coding-related concepts and think like digital age learners as they build train tracks of various shapes. Most importantly, the lessons will help students to become problem-solvers by enhancing their creativity, collaboration, and communication skills.
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This getting started activity will allow the children to explore the action bricks and different bricks in the set.
In this lesson students will understand the function of each action bricks and how to use them to solve problems.
O-Shaped Track - Looping
The objective of this lesson is for students to explore and understand use of the O-shaped track for repeating sequences.
Y-Shaped Track - Conditional Statements
In this lesson students will explore and understand that the Y-shaped track provides options and be able to design and optimize solutions.
Character - Caterpillar
The objective with this lesson is for students to understand that the action bricks’ behavior can be changed using the App and with this activity recognize and understand different emotions.
Music - Animal Concert
With this lesson students will be able to recognize different animal sounds and be able to compose a simple melody using digital tools.
Journey - Trouble on the Road
In this lesson students will explore and understand various traffic signs and be able to solve common problems on the road.