Hour of Code: Modeling Natural Systems

 

Create new opportunities for students to explore programming. With this example lesson plan, students use coding to model the water cycle. The premise can be applied to any natural system—the possibilities are endless.

 
 

#1 Download the app

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#2 Facilitate Hour of Code

 

Imagine if your students could easily make their own computer models of natural phenomena! This hour-long lesson plan uses the water cycle as an example for building an interactive computer model.

 

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