Unit 3: Lesson 7: Build and Test


In this lesson, students will learn how to add comments to their code and practice writing comments in JavaScript as they build and test their problem-solving robot. First, students consider the benefits of leaving comments in their code and practice leaving comments in a program they have not seen before. Next, students will continue work on their problem-solving robot by building and testing the code, accessories, and environment for their project, using their Master Plan as a guide for completing tasks. These activities will be guided by the Design Process Notebooks.

Learning Objectives

  • Review how to combine code from previous projects
  • Review their Master Plans
  • Be introduced to the importance of annotating one’s code and practice doing so
  • Build and test their problem-solving robot, record the test results, and consider improvements
  • Complete the Project Pathways: Build a Test Environment activities in their Design Process Notebook

Curriculum Connections Summary

  • Ontario - Mathematics - Algebra (Coding), Science & Language
  • Quebec - Science & Language
  • New Brunswick - Science & Language
  • Nova Scotia - Science & ICT
  • Alberta - Science, Language, ICT & CTF
  • British Columbia - Science, Language & ADST
  • Manitoba - Science & Language
  • Prince Edward Island - Science & Language
  • Saskatchewan - Science & Language
  • Newfoundland & Labrador - Science & Language
  • Yukon Territories - Follow's B.C.'s Curriculum
  • Northwest Territories - Follows Alberta's Curriculum
  • Nunavut - Follows Alberta's Curriculum

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