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Unruly Coding Kids: A Splash of Coding and Splat Fun

Unruly Coding Kids: A Splash of Coding and Splat Fun

Unruly Splats introduces students to the exciting world of coding through active play and teamwork.

This course empowers kids to learn block coding basics by programming Unruly Splats to light up, make sounds, and count points when stomped on. It's designed to blend STEM learning with physical activity, encouraging students to move while they engage with early computer science concepts. Kids will play competitive, sports, and arcade games while engaging in coding concepts from lists to randomness to variables. Step into the spotlight and play your own creations!



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  • About Unruly Coding Kids: A Splash of Coding and Splat Fun

    Unruly Coding Kids: A Splash of Coding and Splat Fun is designed to align with the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) standards, ensuring a comprehensive and balanced approach to early digital literacy and coding education. This course invites young learners to dive into the world of coding through engaging, hands-on activities that combine motion and technology using Unruly Splats.

    Our curriculum seamlessly integrates NGSS principles with English Language Arts (ELA) crossovers, fostering both scientific inquiry and literacy skills. By exploring coding concepts through interactive play, students enhance their technical abilities while developing problem-solving and communication skills. Each lesson is thoughtfully structured to include a mix of coding exercises and physical activities, promoting a balance between screen time and active play.

  • Focus Areas

    Sports Games: Get ready for an electrifying journey into coding with Sports Games! Young coders will use Unruly Splats to program and play a variety of sports-themed games, mastering the basics of coding while engaging in active play. This focus area combines the excitement of competitive sports with interactive coding challenges, fostering teamwork, problem-solving, and physical fitness.

    Creative Coding: Dive into the world of Creative Coding, where imagination meets technology! In this focus area, students will use Unruly Splats to create their own interactive games and digital projects. They'll explore coding concepts through playful experimentation, enhancing their creativity, technical skills, and confidence in a fun, supportive environment.

  • Data Visualization Mastery

    Students will learn to gather data and represent it through different visual tools such as charts, graphs, and infographics. This objective aims to enhance their understanding of data interpretation and presentation skills.

  • Algorithm Architecture

    Students will develop the ability to break down everyday tasks into a series of step-by-step instructions, creating algorithms that can be followed to achieve specific outcomes. This objective focuses on improving logical thinking and procedural understanding.

  • Debugging Detective

    Students will enhance their problem-solving skills by learning to identify and correct errors in algorithms and programs. This objective emphasizes the importance of troubleshooting and iterative improvement in coding and computational thinking.

Sample Lessons

These lessons offer a glimpse into the vibrant and dynamic world of Unruly Coding Kids: A Splash of Coding and Splat Fun, showcasing how students can transform their creativity through data-driven adventures and interactive coding challenges into an enriching and educational journey.

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Soccer Shootout: Coding for Accuracy

In this lesson, students will use Unruly Splats to code a soccer shootout game, learning to program light and sound responses for each goal scored. They'll enhance their coding skills while enjoying the thrill of a friendly sports competition, focusing on accuracy and timing.

Basketball Blitz: Scoring with Code

Students will dive into the excitement of basketball by coding a game where they can shoot virtual hoops using Unruly Splats. This lesson combines physical activity with coding as students program scoring mechanisms and track their points, developing both technical and athletic skills.

Dance Party: Grooving with Code

In this fun-filled lesson, students will code their own dance party, programming Unruly Splats to light up and play music based on their dance moves. They'll explore sequencing and timing, creating a lively, interactive performance that blends creativity with coding.

Relay Race: Timing and Teamwork

Students will engage in a coding relay race, programming Unruly Splats to signal when it's time to pass the baton. This lesson emphasizes teamwork and precise timing, as students work together to code and complete the relay, enhancing their collaboration and coding skills.

Arcade Fun: Classic Game Coding

In this lesson, students will recreate classic arcade games using Unruly Splats, learning to program lights and sounds to mimic games like Whack-a-Mole or Simon. They'll delve into coding basics, such as loops and conditionals, while enjoying the nostalgia and excitement of arcade games.

Course Format

Our curriculum is designed to blend the dynamic structure of afterschool programs with the proven 5E instructional model—Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate, and Evaluate.

Each phase is crafted to captivate and retain student interest, fostering a seamless and enriched learning experience.

Engage Phase: We spark curiosity with captivating STEM visuals and thought-provoking prompts to draw students into the subject matter.

Explore Phase: Students embark on their educational journey with clear STEM objectives, supported by an environment that encourages experimentation and learning from mistakes.

Explain Phase: Foundational STEM knowledge is delivered, often integrating concepts from various disciplines to provide a holistic understanding.

Elaborate Phase: Students participate in hands-on STEM projects and activities, reinforcing their learning through practical application and critical thinking exercises.

Evaluate Phase: The journey culminates in reflection, where students assess their achievements and connect their learning to real-world STEM applications.

This structured yet flexible approach ensures every student benefits from a comprehensive, engaging, and reflective STEM educational experience.

Our Instructors Are Our Top Asset

At BAM!, our vision for innovative K-8 education extends beyond just curriculum; it encompasses the educators who bring that curriculum to life. Selecting & training our educators is a continuous and meticulous process, ensuring they are not just equipped with subject matter expertise but also the skills to inspire and connect with students on a personal level.

  • 100% adult educators recruited from prestigious universities ( No CITs at BAM!)
  • Highly refined interview and background check process 
  • Extensive training that goes well beyond curriculum & classroom management
  • Ongoing year-round opportunities to teach in our summer camp. After-school, and structured recess programs.

We celebrate your success!

Upon the conclusion of your child's program, they will be presented with an official Brains & Motion Education certification.