Computer Science for the Real World
Anyone can learn computer science, even at the elementary school level. This book delves into the essential computer science concept of simulations using age-appropriate language and colorful illustrations. A meaningful storyline is paired with an accessible curricular topic to engage and excite readers. This book introduces readers to a relatable character and familiar situation, which demonstrates how simulations are used in everyday life. Victor builds a model of a volcano to simulate a volcanic eruption. This fiction book is paired with the nonfiction book How Do Volcanoes Explode? (ISBN: 9781508137900). The instructional guide on the inside front and back covers provides: Vocabulary, Background knowledge, Text-dependent questions, Whole class activities, and Independent activities.