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Try the Computer Science Discoveries unit that introduces Game Lab
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Grades 7 - 9
In Unit 3, students build on their coding experience as they create programmatic images, animations, interactive art, and games. Starting off with simple, primitive shapes and building up to more sophisticated sprite-based games, students become familiar with the programming concepts and the design process computer scientists use daily. They then learn how these simpler constructs can be combined to create more complex programs. In the final project, students develop a personalized, interactive program. Along the way, they practice design, testing, and iteration, as they come to see that failure and debugging are an expected and valuable part of the programming process.
Explore these sample projects and take the challenge to make them even better
Some of these videos appear in Unit 3 (Animations and Games) of the
CS Discoveries course
and are displayed here as a quick introduction to each of the main concepts from the unit. Check out each video to see how you can add new features to your project.