Lesson Title: Mystery Animals 

Grade Levels: 3-5 

Length of Lesson: 90 minutes 

Overview: Understanding and creating algorithms are fundamental skills of computational thinking. In this activity, students develop a written algorithm to guide a partner in drawing a mystery animal. 

Standards Alignment: 


  • Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them. 
  • Look for and make use of structure. 


  • Students develop and employ strategies for understanding and solving problems in ways that leverage the power of technological methods to develop and test solutions. 

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