Lesson 3: Following Instructions

Mimicking the CPU and GPU, in groups, children create a giant piece of artwork by closely following an algorithm

Learning Objectives

  • Understanding the purpose of computer parts

  • Explaining that a computer is made up of many parts

  • Suggesting the purpose of each part

  • Following an algorithm

Lesson Plan

Parts of a computer and following an algorithm
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Presentation: Following instructions


Algorithm cards
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Sway Grantham,  
Computing specialist
Sway Grantham (@SwayGrantham) is a Primary School Teacher, a CAS Master Teacher and Specialist Leader in Education for Primary ICT. She also has a BCS Certificate in Computer Science Teaching (Primary). She has written several curricula and conducted research into the…
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