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Assessment: Designing Solutions for the School

by  Wonder Workshop

Description

Level E, Lesson 6: In this lesson, students will work in small groups, using Dash to solve a school-wide problem. Students will use the Design Thinking Process to design an accessory and code for Dash as a solution. Then they will plan, build, test and retest..

Subjects:

Coding

Group Size:

1 - 3 students

Target Grades:

4 - 5

Time Required:

2 days

Objectives

  • Students will:

    • Brainstorm solutions to a classroom problem.
    • Demonstrate and use the coding concepts introduced in Level E to program a set of instructions for Dash to follow. These concepts include: Repeat Until Loops, If/Else Conditionals and Functions.
    • Determine and/or clarify the meaning of terminology related to coding and design.
    • Apply the steps of the Design Thinking Process to construct a new accessory for Dash.
    • Document the Design Thinking Process in their Design Thinking Workbook.
    • Explain their ideas to peers and teachers.
    • Create an engaging presentation about their design to share with the class.