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Sphero Computer Science - Course 1

Sphero Computer Science - Course 1

The Sphero Computer Science Foundations (CSF) is a supplemental, standards-aligned curriculum designed to be taught in the classroom with our robots. Across 3 courses and 72 lessons, teachers and students will explore STEAM principles through creative coding.
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By the end of this course, students will be able to:

Course 1: Students will demonstrate proficiency with the Draw Canvas and know how to use block programs to manipulate lights and sounds and create loops and conditionals


Course 2: Students will demonstrate a mastery of block programming by manipulating sensors, loops, conditionals, variables, and functions. They will also understand block to text transitions.


Course 3: Students will be able to develop complex programs with the Block Canvas and rewrite simple block programs in JavaScript.

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SHAPES & NUMBERS
As students progress to programming with blocks, they’ll learn how to connect numbers in equations, play dice games, design guessing games, and create their own figure skating routines.

NATURE
In this theme, students will use their polycarbonate robotic ball to understand the natural world by mimicking the movement of animals, programming a school of fish, and modeling sleep patterns.



EMPATHY
With their robots and Block programming skills, students will learn to communicate clearly with their partners, offer praise and encouragement, and grow their classroom community.



STORY TELLING
In this series of Block lessons, students will use their Sphero robots to represent the elements of a story, develop dialogue, retell historical events, and even overcome writer’s block.



GAME DESIGN
Bring out your inner gamer through a series of lessons designed to develop your Block programming skills—play Bingo, search for hidden treasure and build your own set of dice.



MISSIONS
In this series of lessons, students will become critical thinkers and problem-solvers as they puzzle through obstacle courses, lockboxes, secret codes, and more.



NAVIGATION
From exploring how animals migrate to planning a road trip, this series of lessons brings the world of navigation to life for students through hands-on programming with their Sphero robots.



BRAIN BREAKERS
In this theme, students develop their problem-solving and collaboration skills while creating secret codes, solving riddles and cracking a bank robbery.


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