Lesson 22: Coding a Computer

Snack & Chat

Making instructions for your computer

You can make anything you want with code. It could be a game, some pictures or a film.

Computer code is a set of rules or instructions. It is made up of words and numbers and when you put them in the right order it will tell your computer what you want it to do. You can program lots of things with code.

Let’s watch a video to learn more about it:

See if you can spot all of the objects that we’re able to programme, to tell them what to do.

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/zykx6sg

Let’s Play a Game

Help Crash and Boot and their robot Dogg-I find things that can be programmed with code. Try to beat the clock and collect as many as possible!

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http://play.bbc.co.uk/play/pen/gm58vc3fj3

 More Games

Here are some more games on BBC Bitesize to play when you’re done:

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 http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/

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Lesson 21: Robot Doctors

Snack & Chat

Let’s talk about some of the ways that we use computers and robots in everyday life. Did you know that hospitals and doctor’s offices are filled with computers and robots?

What are the ways that you think Doctor’s might use computers as part of their work?

Let’s look at a few of them:

Doctor conducting research --- Image by © Oliver Eltinger/Corbis

 

 

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Let’s take a look at how Robots are being use in Hospitals:

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Let’s Explore some Doctor Games

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Lesson 20: Let’s explore the Keyboard

Snack & Chat

Let’s take a look at the keyboard we use to enter letters on our computer. The letters aren’t in alphabetical order are they! Can you find the letters of the alphabet on this keyboard? Let’s start with the letter ‘A’ and point at them.

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Let’s Explore Typing

Have a try practicing typing your own name in the 2Simple 2Paint programme, using the ABCs tool. Write your name, then decorate it with colours, patterns, and try different fonts!

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Lesson 19: What are Machines?

Snack & Chat – What are Machines?

Let’s have a chat today about the difference between Robots and Machines. Machines are also made be people and have a job to do. And they have moving parts. But they don’t move around…

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Let’s Explore some Machines

Nina's Engineering Playground

Use your Engineering skills to play games and help the Neurons to collect Stars.