CoderZ Adventure 1

STEM, and coding, and robotics—oh my! Don’t let the subject matter scare you, this intro course requires no prior experience and teaches kids to program a friendly virtual robot. In a series of five gamified packs that take them through The Lost City, Candy Town, and other virtual destinations, they’ll learn the fundamentals of programming while practicing math, geometry, and 21st Century soft skills. Scaffolded missions support learning at whatever pace feels comfortable.

Who this course is for: Kids ages 9-12, without prior coding or robotics knowledge, but with an open and curious mind.

No installation
No hardware costs
No coding or robotics knowledge required
PBL Approach
NGSS & CSTA alignment
Downloadable Certificate
5
Lessons
53
missions

12+ hours of curriculum

Gamified activities with step-by-step instructions

Grades 4th-6th
Blockly
English, Hebrew, French, Spanish, and Portuguese

Students’ outcome

Computer Science
Algorithm design, sequencing, conditions
Computer Science
Control flow: repeat times, wait for, code efficiency
Computer Science
Info gathering: plan, code, test, debug
Math & Geometry
Functions: addition, subtraction, multiplication, division
Math & Geometry
Angle measurement: acute, obtuse, overlapping, vertical
Math & Geometry
Shapes: adjacent/equilateral triangles, partial/full circles, parallel lines
Soft skills
Teamwork and collaboration
Soft skills
Giving and using peer feedback
Soft skills
Creativity and critical thinking for debugging
15 lessons, 100 missions

Сourse outline and learning objectives

1
Adventures Peak
7
missions

Introduction to coding, robotics, and motion planning with ‘drive distance’ and ‘turn’ instructions.

2
Frozen Island
6
missions

Students dive deeper into programming by gathering data using basic math, then explain their code with comments.

3
The Lost City
9
missions

Students learn to use the distance measuring tool and navigation tools such as ‘wait’ and ‘repeat’.

4
Crystal Crater
11
missions

Students use the ‘turn block’ angle parameter to add or subtract and compute the required degrees to turn their robot.

5
Candy Town
10
missions

Students use the digital measuring tool to discover the radius of a circle and the degrees of an angle.

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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.

CoderZ supports Single Sign-On integrations that will make your life easier

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Blockly

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Cyber Robotics 101 Essentials
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