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Welcome

Thank you for joining our NS CODES monthly code challenges.  Please be sure to check back with us every month for new coding challenges you can try with your students!

Grades P-2 

* Please note that any of these coding challenges can be done by any age or grade level.  These are only age grouping recommendations

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MONTHLY

CODING

CHALLENGES

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Grades 6-8 

Explore the radio function on the Micro:Bit to create a scrolling message

Grades 3-5 

Create symmetry with snowflake designs in TinkerCAD.

JANUARY

Grades P-2 

Funky Functions
Explore and create functions with this tech-free coding activity.

DECEMBER

Grades P-2 

Code a logic game on paper to play with your friends!

Grades 3-5 

Code Your Own Video game
Use Make Code Arcade to create a video game linked to a topic you've learned about recently.

Grades 6-8 

AI and Our Oceans
Use the Code.org App Lab to create a phone application linked to ocean sustainability.

Grades 9-12

Google App Scripts
Kick-off 2021 by getting organized! Use Google Scripts to code a personalized goals and activities planners.

Grades 9-12

Use TinkerCAD to design a tool that could make winter easier for yourself or someone in your community.

NOVEMBER

Grades P-2 

For this month's coding challenge create and play a No-Tech Coding Game:
Using index cards and computational thinking, create an IF/THEN game to play with your friends and family!

November

Grades 3-5

For our upper elementary school challenge this month we ask you to watch the video and discover how to share your learning with an Interactive Poster:
Share what you know about a topic by creating an interactive poster with Scratch and a Makey Makey or MicroBit. 

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Grades 9-12

Our high school challenge this month is to code a game in Javascript:
Use machine learning to code an app using text-based coding.

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December

Grades 6-8

This month's middle school coding challenge asks you to use your mbot or Codey Rocky's ultrasonic sensor to help it maneuver through a maze with obstacles.

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October

October is Fire Prevention Month. For this month's coding challenge we ask you to use chart paper or your classroom floor to design a home layout including locations for exits and smoke detectors. Once you've identified where the safe exits and smoke detectors are located students can then code Dash or Bee-Bot to visit each smoke detector to change the batteries.

Grades P-2 

* Please note that any of these coding challenges can be done by any age or grade level.  These are only age grouping recommendations

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November

Grades 3-5

For our upper elementary school challenge this month we ask you to watch the video and learn about changing backgrounds and costumes in your scratch project.  Use these skills to then share some information about UN Sustainable Development Goal #3: Good Health and Wellbeing, using Scratch including costume and background changes.

Girls Building Robot

Grades 9-12

Our high school challenge this month involves learning how to develop a single web page using script.google.com or your favourite notepad app to code and then rendering the web page with your favourite browser!  We ask that you use this knowledge to develop an HTML website that helps raise awareness about your favourite United Nations Sustainable Development Goal :) 

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LET'S CONNECT!

If you have questions or need a little support, let's connect you with a Nova Scotia Brilliant Labs specialist in your area.

Sarah Ryan, Provincial Program Director

SERVING NOVA SCOTIA

Email: sarah@brilliantlabs.ca

Rachael MacKeigan, Program Specialist 

SYDNEY, NS Email: rachael@brilliantlabs.ca

Nellie Keating, Program Specialist 

TRURO, NS

Email: nellie@brilliantlabs.ca

Jeff Hennigar, Program Specialist 

HALIFAX, NS

Email: jeff.hennigar@brilliantlabs.ca

Gary Gaudet Program Specialist 

YARMOUTH, NS

Email: gary@brilliantlabs.ca

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