Pixel Perfect Low-tech Comp Sci

Required materials:

markers and graph paper (or index cards and a ruler)


This low-tech offline lesson plan covers the basics of computer graphics. After learning about how graphics work, students will create their own Color by Pixel programs.


If graph paper is difficult to find, create the grids on index cards with a ruler. For a high-tech extension of this lesson, click here.

NGSS alignment:

2. Developing and using models  3. Planning and carrying out investigations 4. Analyzing and interpreting data 5. Using mathematics and computational thinking 8. Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information