Computer Science Foundations (CSF) is a supplemental, standards-aligned curriculum designed to be taught in the classroom alongside our robots. By the end of course 1, students will be able to demonstrate proficiency with the draw canvas and know how to use block programs to manipulate lights and sounds, and create loops and conditionals.
- 24 lessons in a printed teacher guide book
- Aligned to NGSS, CSTA, TEKS and various international and state standards
- Includes a perpetual license to all digital student facing materials and content
In Course 1, students will demonstrate proficiency with the Draw Canvas and know how to use block programs to manipulate lights and sounds and create loops and conditionals.
Using Sphero robots, students will use the Draw and Block Canvas to paint, write poetry, compose music, and dance.
As students progress to programming with blocks, they’ll learn how to connect numbers in equations, play dice games, design guessing games, and create their own figure skating routines. Students will also use their polycarbonate robotic ball to understand the natural world by mimicking the movement of animals, programming a school of fish, and modelling sleep patterns.
Teachers can access every lesson in the Sphero Edu app by scanning the QR code or by navigating to the CS Foundations tab under ‘Activities’ in the app. Teachers can then assign individual lessons to each student’s Workbook. Many lessons have pre-loaded blocks so students can start coding right away.