Home Play 3

Activities for the third week at home

Option 1

cameraSelf-documentation: What programmed objects do you use in your everyday life?

As part of your backpack play this week, take some pictures of things in your life that are programmed.

What do you use in your life that uses a code, or a computer program, to run? These could be things you use in your home, at work, or while you’re out in your community.

Some guidelines to help you get started:

  1. Try to take pictures of the objects themselves and not other people
  2. Try to take between 5-10 pictures
  3. We will share these pictures with each other in the workshop next week, so please take a minute to review the pictures before bringing them in.


Option 2

Code Remix

As part of your backpack play this week, program 1 component to do 3 different things



Some ideas to help you get started:

  1. Choose one component in your project and program it to do three different behaviors
    For example: program an LED to turn on to a sensor, to flash on and off forever, or light up for two seconds. You can have three different Scratch programs, or only one.
  2. Using the camera in your backpack, take photos or video of the work you do together!
  3. Save your program or programs on your computer.

For help, check out the Tech Tales Tutorials section


Something from Home

Find something from nature or from around your home to add to your diorama. Bring it with you to the next workshop.

Some ideas:

  • Paper towel tubes
  • Plastic lids
  • Rubber bands
  • Old magazines
  • Prints of photographs
  • Small toys
  • Crafts
  • Leaves
  • Sticks
  • Seashells
  • Small rocks



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