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June 22, 2020
June 22, 2020
June 26, 2021
Pre-College Engineering Education
This paper will provide an introductory level computer coding scavenger hunt using quick response (QR) codes to provide the clues and/or allow you to track the students progress. The scavenger hunt covers variable declaration, assignment statements, print statements, if statements, case/switch statements, loops, and functions. The students act as the computer and interpret the code (clues) to find the next location in the hunt. The QR codes can be used to deliver the clue (via online address) or allow the students to “check-in” (via an email) at each location. The middle school or high school level scavenger hunts are designed to not only cover the coding concept material but to promote problem-solving skills and teamwork which are important to success in STEM fields and careers. These scavenger hunts are low-cost, easy to set up anywhere, and are flexible in time length so that they can be simply added to ongoing class curriculums or during a computer or during a computer/technology week. The materials for a computer code scavenger hunt, lesson plans, background materials, and detailed instructions/scripts will be provided. Additionally, we will provide suggestions, samples for an engineering math scavenger hunt, and tips for creating scavenger hunts for a variety of STEM fields.
Coffman-Wolph, S., & Gray, K. (2020, June), Computer Coding Scavenger Hunt Using Quick Response Codes (Resource Exchange) Paper presented at 2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual On line . 10.18260/1-2--34320
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