Computer Science FX eBook (formally known as The Conjurer’s Classroom) is a collection of creative workshops that combine the art of magic with key principles of computer science to engage learners and develop skills in computational thinking.
Building upon the natural curiosity of “How do you do that?” each workshop is designed around well-structured enquiry to encourage engagement and make meaning from direct experience. Computer Science FX promotes enquiry based learning that is enjoyable, challenging and insightful.
Solving magic tricks is about computational thinking and performing magic tricks encourages interaction, self-confidence, concentration and empathy. Computer Science FX uses experiential learning to discover the scientific principles at work whilst also developing skills in computational creativity.
All workshops are supported with suggested activities, learning intentions, links to the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence, tips on presentation and detailed analysis of the scientific principles at work. They have been designed to incorporate a variety of teaching methodologies and inspire inter-disciplinary learning.
By combining ideas from magic and computer science, learners can enjoy rich, relevant and memorable learning experiences.
Computer Science FX packs small and plays big!