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Virginia Middle School Computer Science Elective


Unit Description
Intro to Computer Science and Tracy's World: Students learn about careers in computer science and learn about the world Tracy lives in and how to form commands that she will understand!
Moving Tracy Efficiently: Students build on the commands they've learned to instruct Tracy around all parts of her world.
Designing and Communicating Solutions: Explore useful ways to break down large problems to write readable and successful programs.
Computer History and Controlling Tracy with Variables: Students learn about the history of computers. They also learn to use variables and user input to control their Tracy commands.
Making Decisions: Students use if-else statements and while loops to instruct Tracy to make decisions based on conditions.
Tracy Challenges: Students put together all they've learned to create more advanced programs!

Unit Description
Supplemental Challenges:
Categorizing Triangles: Explore how we can use a computer to perform calculations and make decisions based on user input! You will use Turtle Graphics in Python to draw a triangle and write text to the screen and then use if/else statements, variables, functions, and mathematical, logical, and comparison operators to print the resulting triangle category.
History of Computers Original Material:
New Material (2020-2021):