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blue boxes

Learn through the senses of your students by engaging in the fundamental building blocks of code. This Blue Box engages students in hands-on computational thinking and coding activities that develop essential critical thinking and academic skills, such as planning a sequence of events, decomposing a problem into a series of steps, and collaborating with others. Throughout the lessons of this Blue Box students will practice the skills of predicting, observing, and collaborating, which scientists and engineers do on a daily basis to solve problems and make discoveries.

The lessons from this Blue Box were developed from our CSATS workshop, Engaging with the Building Blocks of Code: A Hands-on Approach to Coding, and are intended for students at the lower elementary level. But, the lessons can be adapted for learners of any age.