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"Exploring Computer Science" (ECS)
Course Content

  Unit 1: Human Computer Interaction
Students will learn about the hardware that makes up a computer, how they are used and what allows these machines to function.
1. What Is A Computer? Students should have a greater understanding of what a computer is. Click here.
2. Computer Components. Students will have a greater understanding of the components or hardware that makes up a computer. Click here.
3. Dismantle & Build a Computer.

Students will understand the components or hardware that makes up a computer by dismantling and rebuilding a computer.

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4. Building A Computer For a Client. Students will understand the purpose and value of computer components based on the user's need. Click here.
5. Silicon Lite Seeing the entire process of the creation of an integrated circuit. Click here.
6. Internet, Browser & Search Engines. Understanding The Internet & Searches Click here.
7. Digital Communication.

Recognizing and explaining various forms of communications as data exchange.

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8. Communication_Privacy: Generating Data Looking at Privacy and Security Concerns Click here.
9. Telling A Story With Data Understanding how Pictures can be pieced together by the data that is collected. Click here.
10. Privacy & Security Looking at Privacy and Security Concerns Click here.
11. Following Directions Computer Code Needs To be Preciseā€¦and Coders Need to Think In These Terms. Click here.
12. Artificial Intelligence_Turing Can computers exhibit “intelligence,” or are ever likely to do so in the future. Click here.
13. Chatterbots: How Life like Computers Have Become. Determining How Lifelike Computers Have Become Click here.
14. Artificial Intelligence: Judging Computer Responses

Can Computers Outperform Humans? Jobs!

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Unit 1 Review   Click here.
Unit 1 Test   Click here.


  Unit 2: Problem Solving (Process)
Students will solve problems by planning a strategy, designing solutions and then reflecting on their strategies.
"Cut The Cheese!" Using The Problem Solving Process: The 4 Rules to follow when solving a problem. Click here.
Hand Shake & Fence Post Using The Problem Solving Process: Handshake & Fence Post.  
Counting In Binary

To be able to understand and count in Binary Code.

Linear vs. Binary Search To understand the difference between Linear & Binary Searchesā€¦and when to use each.  
Sorting - Weight Comparisons Designing Faster Sort Methodologies (paper bags).  
Minimum Spanning Tree Learning how to design a network with a minimal total length.  
Unit 2 Review    
Unit 2 Test    
Unit 2 Project    


  Unit 3: Data
Students will collect and analyze data in a real world context.
Data Collection Using The Problem Solving Process: The 4 Rules to follow when solving a problem. Click here.
Merging Data Using The Problem Solving Process: Handshake & Fence Post.  
Begin Final Project

Students will create their own survey and begin collecting data.


Using a Spreadsheet.





Present Final Project Student will present their data on an Excel spreadsheet, their chart representing the data and an analysis of their data.  


  Unit 4: HTML Coding
Students will learn how to hand code and build their own personal websites
Learning HTML
  • My First Web Page.
    • Purpose: Learn How To Create Basic Web Page.
  • Model Basic HTML .
    • Learn How To Create a Basic Web Site with links and images.
  • Review SHHS.
    • Purpose: Students have to apply the code they learned in the model to the review.
  • Understanding Files and Folders
    • Students will learn how to create a website linking files and folders that are on multiple levels.
  • Text Wrapping
    • Purpose: Students will learn how to position and wrap text around an image.
  • HTML Review Game
    • Purpose: Students will reinforce their HTML knowledge before taking the test.
  • HTML Test
    • Purpose: Students will rebuild a Model Website using all the skills they have learned.


  • Additional HTML Tags and Colors
  • Additional Code: Tables, Lists, Bkgnd Image & Audio.
Website Design
  • View Good Website Design
    • Purpose: Students will get to understand what a nicely designed website looks like and begin to build one.
  • Introduce Resort Project
    • Purpose: Students will get to design their own website.
  • DevelopStoryboard_HTMLResortWebsite_Google Draw
    • Purpose: Students will create a storyboard depicting their website and present it to the class.
  • Students will learn how to use Photoshop.
  • SHHS Athletics. Selection and Layers
  • Retail Ad.
  • My Friend Barak - Competition.
  • Compressing an image.
Final Project

Students will build the resort website that they designed utilizing their HTML and Photoshop skills.

  • Build Resort Website
  • Submit / Class Competition
Cascading Style Sheets
  • Inline Style Sheets
  • Internal Style Sheets
  • External Style Sheets

Questions? jharrington@sthelenaunified.org