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Computer Science Explorations 2

The Computer Science Explorations 2 course is an introductory course for late middle school students. Students learn the basics of programming with Karel the Dog and learn how to code within the context of art and game design. Students also explore how the internet works and how to make web pages with HTML and CSS.

Overview & Highlights

Middle School
Contact Hours

Course Overview

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Exploring Code with Karel
Students learn the basics of programming by giving Karel the Dog commands in a grid world.
Exploring the Internet
Students are introduced to network protocols and different strategies used to protect online information.
Exploring Web Design
Students explore HTML and CSS styling as they work to create their homepage.
Exploring Art with Code
Students explore the intersection of art and technology by creating art programs using p5.js.
Exploring Game Design
Students learn the basics of video game design elements, game mechanics, and sprite and world design. Students will learn foundational programming concepts in JavaScript and its popular p5play library.

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Demo Programs

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