Video Intro to Hour of Code



ACES Science Day Coding Activities

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Angry Birds & Plants vs Zombies


Learn the basic concepts of Computer Science with drag and drop programming. This is a game-like, self-directed tutorial starring video lectures by Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Angry Birds and Plants vs. Zombies. Learn repeat-loops, conditionals, and basic algorithms. Available in 37 languages.

Ages 4-104 | Modern browsers, smartphones, tablets
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Lightbot


Guide Lightbot to light up all the blue tiles! Lightbot is a puzzle game that uses programming game mechanics to let players gain a practical understanding of basic coding. Learn to sequence instructions, write procedures, and utilize loops to solve levels. Ideal for all ages.

All ages | ALL browsers and iOS, Android, or Game Console
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CodeMonkey


CodeMonkey is an online game that teaches coding in a real programming language! Students program a monkey to catch bananas while it gets slightly more complicated on each level. They get star scores on each solution and can share it in a single click.

Middle school + | Modern web browsers
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Make a Flappy game


Use drag-and-drop programming to make your own Flappy Bird game, and customize it to look different (Flappy Shark, Flappy Santa, whatever). Add the game to your phone in one click.

Ages 4-104 | Modern browsers, smartphones, tablets
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Scratch


With Scratch, you can create your own interactive games, stories, animations — and share them with your friends. Get started by animating your name, creating a holiday card, or making a pong game.

Ages 8+ | Desktop-only web browsers (not tablets)

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