Play Code Learn – Dinosaur Loops

Categories: STEM kits

About Course

Welcome to Play Code Learn Dinosaur Loops!

This is the second in a series of STEM kits designed and developed for learners, approximately aged 4 years to 8 years of age. It can be used both at home with family and/or as an educational resource in a classroom setting.

Dinosaur Loops uses a play based approach to learning with a practical kit that introduces and develops understanding of algorithms and a fun, educational app that takes students to the next stage of Digital Technologies (DT) understanding and knowledge with programming & Augmented Reality (AR).

Can students solve problems by giving instructions to Explorer Ed the robot?

Can they get Explorer Ed to visit the Dinosaurs in the Jurassic land?

3 easy steps to use Dinosaur Loops:

Use the jigsaw to make a jurassic land,

Use the unplugged cards to write, test and debug algorithms telling Explorer Ed how to move around the land of the dinosaurs,

Scan the dinosaur lands and jigsaw with AR mode in the ByteEd App. Use programming to help Explorer Ed visit the dinosaurs!


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What Will You Learn?

  • Teaching activities to help you learn HOW to teach
  • Computational Thinking
  • Logical Thinking
  • Inputs and Outputs
  • Algorithms
  • Debugging
  • Decomposition
  • Pattern Recognition
  • Abstraction and Iteration
  • Augmented Reality

Course Content

Challenge Activity Cards
Download and print the Challenge Activity Cards for Computational Thinking

  • Dinosaur Loops Challenge Activities for teachers

How to Teach Computational Thinking with Dinosaur Loops
A range of teaching activities to be used in the classroom, integrated with a wide range of subjects.

Teaching Module for Dinosaur Loops
Lesson units of work exploring Computational Thinking and other Digital Technologies concepts with teaching slides and handouts.

Formative Assessments for Dinosaur Loops
Here you will find formative assessments you can download and print to use with your students.

Here you'll find themed fun E-Books to read along for Dinosaur Loops!

Fact Cards for Dinosaur Loops
Includes downloadable fact cards about dinosaurs in the Dinosaur Loops kit to use with students. An additional blank card allows students to create their own informational fact cards about other dinosaurs they are studying.

3D Printing for Dinosaur Loops
Here you will find the resources needed to 3D print your own Explorer Ed, and dinosaurs from the Dinosaur Loops kit.

Teacher Support
A set of resources to help support in the classroom with how to use both the physical STEM kit and the AR App

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