Game Changersis a collection of 3 activities that teaches kids computer science (CS) skills through game play and puzzles centered around topics they care passionately about. Developed byGoogle,4-H,andWest Virginia University Extension Service, it includes a computer-based activity on Google’s CS First platform and two unplugged activities:
Pitch Your Passion is an online activity that teaches kids to use CS and animation to advocate for a cause or issue they care about using CS First and Scratch. Can be completed on tablets or computers.
Program Your Playground is an unplugged activity where kids use CS skills like decomposition and conditional logic to design their own versions of tag and invent new sports and games.
Hack Your Harvest is an unplugged activity where kids will use CS concepts like automation optimal efficiency to solve and create logic puzzles related to agriculture—or any topic kids can think of.
Game Changers is highly adaptable for classrooms, afterschool programs, clubs and more. It's perfect for first-time and beginner coders ages 8-14, and each kit is designed to accommodate up to 10 youth. Teachers and facilitators don’t need any prior experience with computer science or coding.
What's in the Box?
This Kit Includes:
1 - Facilitator Guide
10 - Youth Workbooks including certificates of completion
17 - Scratch Coding Challenge Cards
5 - Hack Your Harvest Board Games
5 - Dry Erase Markers with Eraser Caps
6 - Tractor Game Pieces
75 - Obstacles Stickers
2 - Beach Balls
1 - USB Drive that includes:
Offline versions of Scratch and Adobe Air (for Mac & Windows)
These kits are an awesome addition to our STEM collection! We purchased kits to use for NYSD event, but turned it into a year-long project and the members absolutely love the lesso... view morens! They are fun, easy to comprehend, and also provide stimulating discovery for all members, even Cloverbuds. If you are looking to expand your computer science curriculum, these kits are a must-have for any group. No experience required - for members or facilitators! The kits are comprised of three activities, which deliver interactive learning, problem-solving, and hands-on skill development through everyday logic-building games and puzzles. With these kits, you will see the lightbulb come on! view less
Love the kit and activities inside. The students will love it! I have one suggestion. The printable books are currently made to where you have to print the 2 pages out at once on s... view morepecial paper. It would be nice to have them printable to individual 8 1/2\" X 11\" sheets, which would help us save money on special paper and color printing! Thanks for a great kit! view less
Q: How many students is one kit designed for? 10? We have multiple after school programs and would be interested in a large quantity if we don't have to buy a kit for every student. I look forward to hearing back from you. Thank you.
Q: In order to utilize this for a class size of 24-25, would I need to purchase 3 of them ? Students could share the workbooks if they work in teams but didn't know about the online class account if it would allow more than 10 if only purchasing one kit.