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🍯 Challenge 1: Clean the Jar
A Scratch project by using the Video Sensing extension to make players use the motion to clean the jars and save the planet!
It has a lot of fun, especially since you can play with your friends when you finish.
Have fun coding!
Coding Platform: Scratch
Coding Language: Block-based Coding
👩🏾💻 Challenge 2: Create a Website to Spread Awareness of Climate Change
This activity is adapted by CodeSpeak Labs.
Knowing how to create a website can come in handy in many ways. For example, raising awareness about things that are important to you. Climate change is a big and urgent problem the whole world is facing, but there is a lot of misinformation about it on the internet. Let's be part of the solution and spread facts by creating a simple website about the effects of climate change!
To create our website we will include :
Text and paragraphs
These are common building blocks of websites that you can use over and over again.
Coding language: HTML
Coding platform: CodePen
How to create an account on Code.Pen and share your projects?
Go to https://codepen.io/pen/ we will focus on the HTML coding box. Then start coding your title, name and researching your topic. We use the United Nations as the source for our website. Make sure you use a reputable, trusted source to find the facts.
Add text and hyperlinks! We show you how to add a short paragraph. While Salma is writing her paragraph, you can write yours-- no need to copy what she is writing. You choose what about climate change you want to write about. Just make sure you use the same HTML tags that she uses so that your text is formatted correctly. If you have more time, you can make an extensive website that goes into a lot more detail using more of the same HTML tags.
It's time to add our image and add a hyperlink. We got our image from the United Nations Climate Change Graphics gallery. There are a lot of cool graphics to choose from: https://www.un.org/en/climatechange/graphics
In the video, we come across bugs. Bugs are coding errors that can come from missing tags or wrong placement. Even experienced website developers have bugs in their code, so if you make mistakes, you're in good company.
If you want to experiment with even more tags, check out this reference list of HTML tags by W3Schools.
🤖 Challenge 3: Make a ChatBot Talking about Climate Change
This is a simple Python project that creates a chatbot to learn knowledge about Climate Change. This project is followed by three videos step by step.
Replit being Software as a service allows users to create online projects and write code in many supported languages.
Coding Platform: Replit
Coding Language: Python
Code a Climate Change Chat Bot using Replit and Python. This will be in introduction video so you don't need any previous experience.
This is the second video in a series. It is for people new to Replit and Python.
This is the third video in a series.