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Pirate activities to keep students engaged in unplugged coding and STEM challenges.
Students can earn GOLD BULLION or a STAMP in their PIRATE BOOKLET by completing different activities based on different items needed to be a pirate.
>PIRATE STEM CHALLENGES
------ 6 STEM CHALLENGE CARDS and a STUDENT PIRATE BOOKLET ------
Pirate Hat Challenge
Pirate Spyglass Challenge
Pirate Weaponry Challenge
Pirate Ship Challenge
Pirate Flag Challenge
Pirate Treasure Map Challenge
Student Reflection Booklet
*Pirate Letter to give to students once they have earned their PIRATE NAME
*Map Template to use for making an unplugged coding map
*List of real and fictional pirate names
*Sheet of gold bullion printables
>PIRATE BINARY CODING
This resource introduces students to the coding methods of Binary. Students will learn the 'on' and 'off' method of Binary while exploring the activities. Perfect for problem solving or STEM time in the classroom.
- Binary Coding Explained
- Binary Alphabet Conversion
- Binary Alphabet Conversion mini charts
- Code a Picture
- Secret Code - decoding Binary Pirate Joke #1
- Secret Code - decoding Binary Pirate Joke #2
- Decode your pirate name 1-3
- Decode your pirate name 4-7
- Decode your pirate name 8-11
- Decode your pirate name 12-15
- How to use this resource ideas
After completing these activities students should be able to:
- apply the Binary method to other coding problems
- gain an understanding of computer language
- problem solve errors and correct them
- eventually move onto more advanced languages of coding
Please MODEL and clearly discuss directions for this activity to allow students the greatest chance of success
>PIRATE CODING GAME
Unplugged Coding Activity for Pirates - Students will be engaged with this simple introduction to block-style coding. This style of coding is called "unplugged" programming without computers.
Page 1: Pirate Coding Map level 1
Page 2: Pirate Coding Map level 2
Page 3: Pirate Coding Map level 3
Page 4: Pirate Coding Map level 4
Page 5: Pirate Coding Game Rules
Pages 6 & 7: Teacher Guide
Page 8: Algorithm Design Card
Page 9: Example of Algorithm Design
Page 10: Directional Cards to cut out
Page 11: Credits
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