## Games with the Finch

This activity was created by Daniel Taylor and Ursula Wolz at Buzz Aldrin Middle School (formerly Mount Hebron Middle School).

## Finch Tells Time

Teacher Note: Start by creating a large clock face on posterboard, as shown below. This activity uses Snap! Level 3 but could be modified to use another level.

In this activity, the Finch will be the minute hand of a clock!

Place your Finch in the center of the clock face with its beak pointing at the 12.

## Write a Story for Finch

In this activity, the Finch will act out a story that you write. Follow the steps below to put together a presentation of that story for your classmates!

## Telling a Story

In this activity, the Finch will act out a story that you already know. Follow the steps below to put together a presentation of that story for your classmates!

## Fractions with Finch

In this activity, you will use the Finch to practice what you know about fractions. Start by writing a short program to make the Finch turn in a circle with one wheel at speed 0 and the other at speed 30. How many seconds does it take for the Finch to make exactly one circle?

## Measurement Challenge

Teacher Note: This activity uses Snap! Level 2 but could be modified to use any other level.

How far does this block make the robot move?

Set your Finch so its tail is at the end of your ruler (at 0 cm). Then run the program below and measure how far the tail moves.

## Repeating Blocks with Finch

Teacher Note: This activity uses Snap! Level 2 but could easily be modified to use any other level.

A loop is a block that repeats a portion of a program. In this activity, you will use the repeat block.

Click on the Control menu. You will see a variety of yellow-orange blocks.

## Through the Maze II

This activity was based on an exercise created by Tom Simpson at Heathwood Hall Episcopal School.

## Through the Maze I

Start by setting up a simple maze (unless your teacher has already set up a maze). You can use cardboard boxes or other objects to set up the walls of the maze. This Finch is navigating a maze at Patrick F. Taylor Sci & Tech Academy in Avondale, LA (photo by Elizabeth Kahn, Library Media Specialist)!