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West Virginia Discovering Computer Science


Unit Description
Exploring Code with Karel: Students learn the basics of programming by giving Karel the Dog commands in a grid world.
Exploring Computing: Students explore different technologies and the impact they have on our world.
Exploring Simulations: Students explore the role of simulations in scientific student and get to build their own model of a solar system.
Exploring the Internet: Students learn about network protocols and the different strategies used to protect online information. Students learn about cryptography and the CIA Triad and how information at risk can be encrypted for protection against cybersecurity attacks.
Exploring Art with Code: Students explore the intersection of art and technology by creating sketching using p5.js.
Exploring Digital Citizenship: Students learn about Internet etiquette and how to stay safe on the world wide web. Students explore the potential effects of our digital footprints, how to protect information from online risks, and the implications of cyberbullying.
Exploring Digital Information: Students learn about the various ways we represent information digitally including number systems, encoding data, and creating pixel images.