Sports: Fitness Gadget Commercial

Having the right equipment makes sports more enjoyable. An engaging project challenges pupils to write a commercial for wristwear, eyewear, headwear, or footwear using the Scratch block-based coding language. By completing the activity, they learn about modularity in computer science—the idea of incorporating several components into one project.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Invite a marketing specialist to talk about the profession
Classroom Considerations

  • Scholars should be familiar with events and sequencing in computer science
  • Prior experience with Scratch is necessary
  • Lesson is the fourth of eight installments in the CS First Sports unit
Pros

  • Includes example projects to peruse
  • Provides a pacing guide (agenda) to keep the class on track
Cons

  • None