Lesson 1: Dinosaur Algorithm

Children play an unplugged version of a dinosaur-themed game where they have to carefully follow instructions

Learning Objectives

  • Decomposing a game to predict the algorithms that are used

  • Planning algorithms for a more complex game

Lesson Plan

Algorithms and decompositions in a game
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Presentation: Dinosaur algorithm


Dinosaur mask
Green flag and keyboard image
Writing new programs sheet
Decomposition sheet
Dinosaur move scratch file
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