Python Gym

Python Gym

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For educators of all backgrounds
Discovery-based learning approach
NGSS & CSTA alignment
Class management tools

Get ready to wrap your head around Python, one of today’s most popular programming languages! Python Gym helps students flex their coding muscles with text-based programming and syntax. Further exploring the concepts learned in Cyber Robotics 102, Python Gym takes students to deeper implementations of controls, p-controllers, and detection of the nth obstacle, all while navigating a changing physical environment.

Who this course is for: Teachers and students grades 8-12, who have successfully completed Cyber Robotics 102 and want to explore more advanced programming using Python.

30+ hours , 80 activities

Self-paced, gamified activities with real-time feedback and step-by-step instructions

8th-12th grade
Python
English, Hebrew, French, Spanish, Portuguese
Last updated 11/2022

Students’ Outcome

COMPUTER SCIENCE
Text-based programming with Python
COMPUTER SCIENCE
Debugging syntax errors
COMPUTER SCIENCE
Using Python Tuple data structure
COMPUTER SCIENCE
Implementing p-controllers in different areas
COMPUTER SCIENCE
Using algorithms for finding the nth object
ROBOTICS
Using GPS for space orientation
MATH & GEOMETRY
3D coordinate systems; Pythagorean Theorem; Clamping values
PHYSICS
Newton’s 3rd Law; Acceleration, Deacceleration; Magnets
ENGINEERING
Effect of sensor location on robots’ ability to navigate

Course Resources

Teaching Guide

Teaching Guide

Everything you need to flow through each lesson, including: clear objectives, questions for reflection, instructional videos, and more.

Slide Deck for Classroom Activities

Slide Deck for Classroom Activities

Each session is guided by a presentation that covers the entire session from theory to practice, including: scientific background, examples and sample code, discussion guidelines, play time activities, and speaker notes.

Mission Solutions

Mission Solutions

You can quickly navigate to all the solutions for each lesson in just a few clicks.

Heatmaps and Student Reports

Heatmaps and Student Reports

So you can see how individual students compare to one another, identify specific topics they may be struggling with, and recommend corrective actions.

Knowledge Base and Help Desk

Knowledge Base and Help Desk

Get answers to all your subject matter questions and find your way around the platform.

30+ hours, 10 lessons, 80 activities

Course outline & Learning objectives

Hello Python
7 activities
Meet the Python Gym coding interface and console! Start coding using comments, functions, and arguments.
Easy Speedy
7 activities
Learn how to regulate Ruby's speed with a 2-state controller.
Go the Distance
7 activities
Drive a specific distance using the GPS method, variables, proportional controller, and coordinates.
Good Turn
6 activities
Use the HUD to measure and code turns using the gyroscope sensor and p-controller, then use a method.
To the Letter
7 activities
Create and use modules and custom defined functions to code turns measured using the HUD and gyro.
Round Off
7 activities
Get creative! Use tuples, zero-based array indexing, ratios, and turns to create Generative Art.
On the Radar
9 activities
Set Ruby’s top ultrasonic sensor joint for scanning and turning corners.
Arm Up
8 activities
Use variables, loops, math and logic operators to code Ruby’s magnetic arm to rearrange objects.
Rock Along
11 activities
Code the gyro, encoders, and sensors using variables and proportional control to stay the course.
Follow Out
11 activities
Use color sensor reflection mode, 2 and 3-state controls, and proportional controllers for navigation.
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Other Courses in Our Curriculum

25+ hourse
5 languages
Cyber Robotics 102
8th-12th grade
Blockly
  • Controlling robot movements
  • Creating & using smart block (functions)
  • Exploring & using various sensors
  • Controlling robot movements
  • Creating & using smart block (functions)
25+ hourse
5 languages
Cyber Robotics 101
5th-9th grade
Blockly
  • Controlling robot movements
  • Creating & using smart block (functions)
  • Exploring & using various sensors
  • Controlling robot movements
  • Creating & using smart block (functions)
30+ hourse
5 languages
Python Gym
8th-12th grade
Python
  • Controlling robot movements
  • Creating & using smart block (functions)
  • Exploring & using various sensors
  • Controlling robot movements
  • Creating & using smart block (functions)