Grace Hopper Queen of Computer Code Read Aloud Women's History Month Unplugged Coding Activity

Grace Hopper Queen of Computer Code Read Aloud Women's History Month Unplugged Coding Activity

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Integrate History and Coding in your classroom with a Grace Hopper Unplugged Coding Women's History Month STEM Activity!

This Grace Hopper Queen of Computer Code Challenge is a fun and unique way to engage your students during Women's History Month and introduce them to binary coding.

Grace Hopper was one of the first female computer programmers. She created a program that allowed people to use words to tell the computer what to do. Her new program allowed for anyone to be able to use computers, not just scientists and engineers. Teach students that anyone can be a scientist regardless of gender.

Students begin the activity by reading about Grace Hopper. We included our own mini reading passage, and you can also use the read-aloud Grace Hopper Queen of Computer Code by Laurie Wallmark as a bonus!

Students work together to create binary codes to write and decode words. Every activity and solution is unique as students create their own code. This is a fun activity to help reinforce vocabulary words and spelling words.

After they have completed their activity, there is time for reflection on what worked and what didn't.

This activity is completely unplugged, and no robots are required.

Amazing resource for STEM club, coding club, STEM teachers, technology teachers, elementary librarians, parents who love hands-on learning, and elementary teachers who want to create a hands-on educational environment in their classroom!

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Includes:

  • Teacher Instructions

  • Student Instructions

  • Student Coding Activity

  • Student Reflection Sheets

  • Grace Hopper Mini Reading Passage

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Integrate STEM and Social Students in your classroom during Women's History Month with these Read Aloud STEM Challenges!

Teach students that anyone can be successful in STEM and important leaders in our world regardless of gender.

Build a lunar lander to help Apollo Astronauts land on the moon with Margaret Hamilton. Write and decipher binary code with Grace Hopper. Engineer a plane to fly around the world with Amelia Earhart. Create a code with the original code maker, Ada Lovelace. Engineer the Scales of Justice with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Includes 5 Women's History Month Read Aloud Activities and lessons as amazing companion activities to our favorite Women's History Month Read Alouds:

  • Margaret and the Moon by Dean Robbins

  • I am Amelia Earhart by Brad Meltzer

  • Grace Hopper Queen of Computer Code by Laurie Wallmark

  • I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark by Debbie Levy

  • Ada Lovelace and The Thinking Machine by Laurie Wallmark or Who Says Women Can't Be Computer Programmers by Tanya Lee Stone

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