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Mrs. Melanephy from Fairfield CA is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Computer Science Unplugged - Hands on Learning

My students need supplies to complete unplugged computer science project. The projects include creating binary bracelets with pony beads, pixel art with post-its and silly robots that draw with mini motors and craft supplies.

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My Students

My students are a diverse group of students taking Advanced Placement Computer Science Principles. Some of my students come into the class with no coding background and some come into the class having had coding as a hobby for years. The students in this course are representative of the students at our school.

All of students in AP Computer Science Principles are learning 21st century skills that can transfer to success in the workforce and college classes.

The students enjoy coding and learning about the basics of computer science.

My Project

In computer science it is good to have students do some hands-on unplugged activities to help them make connections in their learning and also to provide an opportunity to collaborate with their peers.

The students will use the mini motor, batteries and battery holder as well as craft supplies to build a silly robot that has a cup for a body and can draw.

The completion of this project will help students to understand the inner workings of how a robot works. Students will later extend this learning to the programming of robots.

The students will use post-it notes to create large pixel art that will help them to understand that images contain a lot of data and that this data can be compressed. The students will then extend this learning to the creation of digital images.

The 3rd hands-on project that these supplies will provide is the creation of binary bracelets, that will help students to understand how to convert their name into binary code.

The purpose of completing unplugged activities in computer science is to give students a deeper understanding of concepts that they can transfer to digital knowledge.

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This project will reach 40 students.

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ccbetter Upgraded version Mini Hot Melt Glue Gun with 30pcs Glue Sticks with Removable Anti-hot cover Glue Gun Kit Flexible Trigger for DIY Small Craft Projects&Sealing and Quick Repairs 20-watt, Blue • Amazon Business $12.99 6 $77.94
EUDAX 15 Pcs Rectangular DC Motor Mini Electric Motor 1.5-3V 24000RPM with 9.8" Lead Wires with Motor Mounting Bracket Holder for DIY Toys • Amazon Business $23.99 3 $71.97
Post-it Super Sticky Notes, 2x Sticking Power, 3 in x 3 in, Rio de Janeiro Collection, 24 Pads, 70 Sheets/Pad, Cabinet Pack (654-24SSAU-CP) • Amazon Business $16.99 4 $67.96
LAMPVPATH (Pack of 12) Single AAA Battery Holder, 1 X 1.5V AAA Battery Holder, AAA Battery Holder with Leads Wires • Amazon Business $6.49 4 $25.96
Crayola 12 Count Washable Bulk Markers, Black • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
Crayola 12 Count Washable Bulk Markers, Blue • Amazon Business $9.88 2 $19.76
Energizer AAA Batteries, Triple A Battery Max Alkaline E92DP2-24 (48 Count) • Amazon Business $18.98 1 $18.98
Crayola 12 Count Original Bulk Markers, Green • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98
Crayola 12 Count Original Bulk Markers, Orange • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98
Crayola 12 Count Original Bulk Markers, Red • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98
BellaBetty 600Pcs Wiggle Eyes - Googly Eyes Self-Adhesive DIY Scrapbooking Craft Supplies/Toy Accessories Storage Box (Assorted Sizes, Multicolors) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Acerich 300 Pcs Assorted Colors Pipe Cleaners DIY Art Craft Decorations Chenille Stems (6 mm x 12 inch) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
S&S Worldwide na S&S Worldwide White Medium Elastic Cord • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Hefty Party On Plastic Party Cups (Assorted Colors - Amethyst, Neptune Blue, Paprika, and Apple Green - 16 Ounce, 100 Count) • Amazon Business $6.19 1 $6.19
3M Garnet Sandpaper, 9-Inch by 11-Inch, Assorted-Grit, 5-Sheet • Amazon Business $5.70 1 $5.70
Pony Beads Multi Color 9mm 1000 Pcs in Bag • Amazon Business $4.59 1 $4.59

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