G6 Week 15

Friday, December 15th

Today in science: Today saw a 60-minute competition in which students were given the challenge of writing a code to make a Christmas tree for Dr. Merritt. At the end of the class period, Dr. M asked students to share their code with him via an email. Oh, and we drank hot cocoa and ate chocolate candies while we coded.

Happy holidays everyone! Travel safely!! See you in 2018!!!

Homework: There is no science homework during the Winter Vacation.

Thursday, December 14th

Today in science: If they had finished their coding tasks from yesterday’s lesson, students were directed to the “A Visual Introduction to Python” tutorials. The purpose of these tutorials were to extend students’ abilities to make ‘turtle’ take different actions. Many students took bits and pieces from these tutorials to extend and/or expand coding projects that they had already begun in yesterday’s lesson.

Homework: There is no science homework tonight but, should they wish to, students are free to continue their coding.

Wednesday, December 13th

Today in science: After logging back in to their new Trinket.io accounts, students were asked to use a blank coding screen and follow a coding exercise created by Mrs. Bloodworth. This exercise introduces students to the world of ‘turtles,’ which helps students learn to write programs that create colorful lines, shapes, and other design objects. After this in-class exercise, student were then directed back to the “A Visual Introduction to Python” tutorials. Over the next two lessons, students will be asked to work their way through many of these self-guided activities.

Homework: There is no science homework tonight but, should they wish to, students are free to continue their coding.

Tuesday, December 12th

Today in science: H period science class does not meet on Tuesdays.

Homework: 

Monday, December 11th

Today in science: With so many students absent because of the snow storm, we shifted plans today and continued with our Week of Code by exploring a new coding language, Python. We did this by creating a free account at Trinket.io and then working our way through the first couple of tutorials within the “A Visual Introduction to Python” section. In these sections, we met “turtle,” whose behavior we began altering by replacing bits of previously-written code with our own ideas and preferences.

Homework: There is no science homework tonight.

 

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