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In this section, you'll find lesson plans for all the chapters in the book. The lessons and the book chapters are aligned to CSTAopen in new window standards, Next Gen Science standardsopen in new window, and Common Core standards.

This course is available for import into your preferred LMS such as Canvas or Blackboard using this Common Cartridge file. It's also a course on Canvas.

Included are:

The relevant standard to which the chapter is aligned, Learning Outcomes/Goals, Differentiated Instruction, Transfer Learning, Vocabulary, Assessment with Formative and Summative reviews, Quiz Answers, More Resources/Materials, Solution Code, an Assignment and Rubric

Chapters with Corresponding CSTA Standards

2-CS-01Recommend improvements to the design of computing devices, based on an analysis of how users interact with the devices.2
2-CS-02Design projects that combine hardware and software components to collect and exchange data.1
2-CS-03Systematically identify and fix problems with computing devices and their components.3
2-NI-04Model the role of protocols in transmitting data across networks and the Internet.5
2-NI-05Explain how physical and digital security measures protect electronic information.6
2-NI-06Apply multiple methods of encryption to model the secure transmission of information7
2-DA-07Represent data using multiple encoding schemes.9
2-DA-08Collect data using computational tools and transform the data to make it more useful and reliable.10
2-DA-09Refine computational models based on the data they have generated.11
2-AP-10Use flowcharts and/or pseudocode to address complex problems as algorithms.13
2-AP-11Create clearly named variables that represent different data types and perform operations on their values.14
2-AP-12Design and iteratively develop programs that combine control structures, including nested loops and compound conditionals.15
2-AP-13Decompose problems and subproblems into parts to facilitate the design, implementation, and review of programs.17
2-AP-14Create procedures with parameters to organize code and make it easier to reuse.18
2-AP-15Seek and incorporate feedback from team members and users to refine a solution that meets user needs.19
2-AP-16Incorporate existing code, media, and libraries into original programs, and give attribution.13
2-AP-17Systematically test and refine programs using a range of test cases.8
2-AP-18Distribute tasks and maintain a project timeline when collaboratively developing computational artifacts.17, 18
2-AP-19Document programs in order to make them easier to follow, test, and debug.16
2-IC-20Compare tradeoffs associated with computing technologies that affect people's everyday activities and career options.20
2-IC-21Discuss issues of bias and accessibility in the design of existing technologies.4
2-IC-22Collaborate with many contributors through strategies such as crowdsourcing or surveys when creating a computational artifact.17
2-IC-23Describe tradeoffs between allowing information to be public and keeping information private and secure.12

Chapters with Corresponding Next Gen Science Standards

IdentifierStandardStandard DescriptionChapter
MS-LS2-5open in new windowEcosystems: Interactions, Energy, and DynamicsEvaluate competing design solutions for maintaining biodiversity and ecosystem services2
MS-ETS1-2open in new windowEngineering DesignEvaluate competing design solutions using a systematic process to determine how well they meet the criteria and constraints of the problem3
MS-ETS1-3open in new windowEngineering DesignAnalyze data from tests to determine similarities and differences among several design solutions to identify the best characteristics of each that can be combined into a new solution to better meet the criteria for success8
MS-ETS1-4open in new windowEngineering DesignDevelop a model to generate data for iterative testing and modification of a proposed object, tool, or process such that an optimal design can be achieved11

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