Playbots Coding Club Lesson Plan

An eight week program that will introduce youth to robotics and coding basics via Lego Mindstorm and Scratch.

These lessons use computational thinking and coding as a entree point for youth to learn about their community. Each week a community member talks with the youth about their life and/or work in the community. Youth get the chance to ask questions and then take what they learned into the next phase of their computational thinking work. The lessons provide a good example of how to connect youth to community through computational thinking and coding and give library staff ideas on how they might do something similar in their own community.

Audience: 
Middle school (6-8)
High school (9-12)
Learner Experience w/ CS & CT: 
Beginner
Some Practice
Facilitator Type: 
Library staff member
Community member
Facilitator Experience w/ CS & CT: 
Beginner
Some Practice
Type of Library: 
Public
School
Tribal
Special
Library Location Type: 
Rural
Suburban
Urban
Size: 
Very small (< 300 students, < 10k population)
Small (< 500 students, < 24k population)
Medium (< 750 students, < 99k population)
Large (< 1000 students, < 500k population)
Very large (1000+ students, 500k+ population)
Topic: 
Block-based programming
Making
Robotics
Program Type & Frequency: 
Out of school time
Ongoing sessions
Requirements: 
Technology required
Cost
Ready to Code Pathway Connection: 
Community engagement
Resource Type: 
Lesson plans & activities
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