In this code activity, students use the Turtle module in the Python Programming language to learn about computational thinking, programming and geometry. Students are introduced to computational thinking concepts, including control structures which determine the flow of a program.
The activity is structured as sequence of interactive notes and questions that students are challenged to answer. Students are introduced to the turtle, which draws lines and shapes on the computer screen. As students learn how to manipulate the turtle, drawing lines, changing angles and drawing shapes, they are challenged to draw flags of increasing complexity.
This activity would work well in a number of different settings, including in a geography class, after discussion about different places in the world, or a sociology class, where the concept of flags and patriotic symbols are discussed.
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