CS Principles Materials


Are there any materials that need to be ordered to teach CS Principles?


There are a few - the best place to find them are in the Curriculum Guide (page 47)

Here is a section of that page below:

Required Materials / Supplies

One potentially significant cost to consider is printing. Many lessons have handouts that are designed to guide students through activities. While it is not required that all of these handouts be printed, many were designed with print in mind and we highly recommend their use.

Beyond printing, some lessons call for typical classroom supplies and manipulatives such as:

  • Student Journal
  • Poster paper
  • Markers
  • Post-it notes
  • Graph paper, etc.

The following items are called for in lessons, but alternatives are also suggested:

Lesson Materials Alternatives
Unit 1 Lesson 2 Assortment of craft materials for constructing physical devices. Recommendations: cups, string/yarn, construction paper, flashlights, slinkies, noise makers, markers, and glue, etc. none
Unit 3 Lesson 1 A handful of LEGO® blocks for every pair students post-it notes, construction paper
Unit 3 Lessons 2,3 Playing cards (1 deck per 6 students) write numbers of post-it notes.
Unit 4 Lesson 9 Clear dixie cups, dried beans Any clear container (ziplock bag, empty water bottle, etc) with any small item (beads, little tinfoil balls, raisins, coffee beans, etc)
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