Educator Resources for Tynker: Lost In Space

Tynker is a graphical computing platform that helps students learn the basic tenets of computer programming using blocks instead of typed character-based commands. In Tynker: Lost In Space, students will learn to drag function blocks together to build applications of increasing complexity that move an astronaut named Biff and his spaceship toward desired goals. As challenges get harder, students will learn to use logic skills to bundle commands and create algorithms. Tynker: Lost In Space is a fantastic tool for early computer science education.

Computer Coding Lesson Plan: Blockly Maze Game

In this lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 3-12, students use BrainPOP resources (including an online game) to explore computer coding, algorithms, and programming. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Computer Programming Basics Lesson Plan: Tynker Games

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3-12, students use BrainPOP resources (including online coding games) to learn about computer programming. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

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