New Lesson Antibiotics (30 minutes)

Categories:  James Davis, Lessons and Activities

James Davis went into Mrs. Mall-John’s Living Environment (biology) class, to help her students learn about the concepts of antibiotic resistance and gain an appreciation of programming.


Prior to the lesson setup should start on
Group the students so that everyone knows where their computer is. Give an overview of the basic concepts:
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New Lesson CSnap 101.1 (40-60 minutes)

Categories:  Brian Callahan, James Davis, Lessons and Activities

Brian Callahan and James Davis have started running power lunches on Mondays. This will document the first experience.


All computers start opened to a intentionally difficult CSnap game ‘helicopter’

The students were told to press 1 to start, and use the arrow keys to direct their little helicopter / rocket. After a couple minutes the students recognize that the game has a fair number of flaws, the most important of which is that it’s too difficult. Direct the students to change the code at their leisure, and tell them to change it to get as many points as possible.

To keep students engaged we did 3 things:

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Instructions for Arduino Temperature Sensing: Compost Computing

Categories:  Culturally Situated Community Sensing, Lessons and Activities

Arduino-Compost Handout

Click the above link to download a handout detailing the set up and use of an Arduino temperature sensor and countertop compost bucket.  Use the temperature sensor to explore how the heat level of the compost changes over time!