Middle M/J Computer Science Discoveries 1
Number of Credits
Estimated Completion Time
1 segment, 16-18 weeks
Earliest Start Date
Computer Science Discoveries 1 will take students on a journey into one of the fastest-growing and most exciting fields of the century. The course explores how computer science exists all around us, even when we’re not aware. It gives students the opportunity to fine-tune their computer knowledge and coding skills, learn binary, and create innovative projects. No previous coding experience is needed to succeed in this course.
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Module 01: Start It Up
- The Function of Computers
- Legal and Ethical Responsibility
Module 02: Step by Step
- Math and Computer Science
- Block-Based Programming
- Designing Solutions
Module 03: Algorithms & Clues
- Algorithms at Work
- Coding for Problem Solving
Module 04: Man vs. Machine
- Human and Computer Partnership
- Artificial Intelligence
- The Impact of Technology
Besides engaging students in challenging curriculum, the course guides students to reflect on their learning and evaluate their progress through a variety of assessments. Assessments can be in the form of practice lessons, multiple choice questions, writing assignments, projects, research papers, oral assessments, and discussions. This course will use the state-approved grading scale. Each course contains a mandatory final exam or culminating project that will be weighted at 20% of the student’s overall grade.***
***Proctored exams can be requested by FLVS at any time and for any reason in an effort to ensure academic integrity. When taking the exam to assess a student’s integrity, the exam must be passed with at least a 59.5% in order to earn credit for the course.
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