STEM Lesson Plans

STEM Lesson Plan: Jonathan Jones Cornerback Challenge
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Jonathan Jones Cornerback Challenge

This Hour of Code™ we have partnered with pro-football cornerback for the New England Patriots and a 2X Super Bowl Champion, Jonathan Jones. Get students jumping out of their seats and playing the Cornerback Challenge game he helped create!

Level: Grades K-8

Concept: delays, scoring

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STEM Lesson Plan: Hour of Code™ 2020 ft. Unruly Splats
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Hour of Code™ 2020 ft. Unruly Splats

An Unruly Hour of Code makes sure you get all the important components of a perfect bite: a quick intro to our app, two simple but highly useful projects, and a game to tie them all together!

Level: Grade 1-8

Concept: Stopwatch, repeat

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STEM Lesson Plan: Banana Split
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Banana Split

This is a hopscotch-style game that requires players hop only on yellow-lit Splats! The perfect game for GO BANANAS!

Level: Grades 1-7

Concept: repeat, delays, randomization

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STEM Lesson Plan: Splathematics! Adding Up
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Splathematics! Adding Up

The objective of this activity is to find combinations adding up the number displayed on the Splat.

Level: Grades 1-8

Concept: Adding

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STEM Lesson Plan: Splathematics! Human Calculator
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Splathematics! Human Calculator

Use as classroom tool for simple addition and subtraction.

Level: 1-8

Concept: Adding, subtracting

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STEM Lesson Plan: Splathematics! Place Value
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Splathematics! Place Value

Use as a classroom tool for place value — count up to 100,000!

Level: Grades 1-8

Concept: Counting

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STEM Lesson Plan: Rainbow Keyboard
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Rainbow Keyboard

Build a rainbow piano keyboard using MIDI. The Splats will keep cycling rainbow colors as students step on Splats to make some Unruly music!

Level: Grades 6-8

Concept: Functions, repeat, delays

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STEM Lesson Plan: Lucky Splats
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Lucky Splats: Virtual-Friendly!

Lucky Splats is based on a popular Vietnamese game called bầu cua tôm cá—meaning “gourd crabs shrimp fish”—often played on Lunar New Year by children and adults alike.

Level: Grades 3-7

Concept: Variables, Conditionals, Functions, Count-by

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STEM Lesson Plan: Quiz Show
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Quiz Show: Virtual-Friendly!

A collaborative and engaging intro to Splats!

Level: Grades 1-7

Concepts: Intro to coding terminology

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STEM Lesson Plan: Voting Games with Splats
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Voting Games with Splats: Virtual-Friendly!

One code, three voting simulations! Get ready for some lively debates and tough decision-making! Let’s rock the vote!

Level: Grades 4-8

Concepts: Scoring, conditionals

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STEM Lesson Plan: Spooky Splats
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Spooky Splats: Virtual-Friendly!

Crash is spending the night in a haunted mansion (Bloopers double-dogged-dared him!), and he needs your help!

Level: Grade 6-8

Concepts: Loops, nested conditional statements, repeats, sensing

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STEM Activity: Unruly Brain Break Icebreakers
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Unruly Icebreakers: Virtual-Friendly!

Building a strong classroom community is essential at any grade.

Level: Grades 1-7

Concepts: Variables, countdown, functions, delays, sounds

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STEM Lesson Plan: Social Emotional Learning with Unruly Splats
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Social Emotional Learning with Unruly Splats: Virtual-Friendly!

At Unruly, we know that social emotional learning (SEL) takes time and practice. That's why we developed this activity pack!

Level: Grades 1-7

Concepts: Delays, stopwatch, conditional statements

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STEM Lesson Plan: Energetic STEM & Fitness Activities
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Energetic STEM and Fitness Activities: Virtual-Friendly!

Prepare to get sweaty in this fitness-focused coding activity pack!

Level: Grades 1-7

Concepts: Timers, stopwatches, verbal countdowns

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STEM Activity: Morse Code Activity Pack
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Morse Code Activity Pack: Virtual-Friendly!

We have a new set of virtual activities all about Morse code. Get your students coding and decoding secret messages with Morse Code!

Level: Grades 4-7

Concepts: Nesting, functions and delays

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STEM Lesson Plan: 5 Activities for 2-Splats
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5 Activities for 2-Splats

These activities are perfect for using with 2-Splats and meet CSTA standards from K-8.

Level: Grades K-8

Concepts: Delays, sequences, loops

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STEM Activity: Musical Splats
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Musical Splats: Virtual-Friendly!

Mix coding and music with these musical splats activities!


Level: Grades 1-7

Concepts: Repeat, delays

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STEM Lesson Plan: Four Corners
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Four Corners

This game is an Unruly version of the classic game, Four Corners.

Level: Grades K-5

Concepts: Sequences, conditionals

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Introduction to Block Coding
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Introduction to Block Coding: Virtual-Friendly!

Ready to bring active play and coding for kids to your STEM curriculum? We have you covered! This unit introduces students to the basics of block coding through explorations and games. The activities align with CSTA standards for grades K-8. What are you waiting for? Jump in!!

Level: K-8

Concepts: Introduction to block coding

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STEM Lesson Plan: Unruly Splat Jacks
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Unruly Splat Jacks

The Splat Jacks lesson plan is a fun introduction to scoring and comparing algorithms - there are multiple ways to create this game!

Level: Grades 3-5

Concepts: Scoring, conditional statements

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STEM Lesson Plan: Unruly Splats Memory Challenge
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Unruly Splats Memory Challenge

The Splats Memory Challenge lesson works with or without physical Splats (but of course it’s more fun and unruly with them!).

Level: Grades 3-5 and 6-8


Concepts: Variables, functions, conditional statements

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Unruly Splats is the only coding for kids educational product that combines coding with physically active play! For coding for kids activities that mix PE and STEM, shop one of Unruly Splats membership plans. Each plan includes Splats, STEM activities and lesson plans, and coding activities for kids grades K-8, as well as unlimited seats in the Splats app and warranty. Unruly School memberships have everything you need to get started with incorporating STEM activities in your school. Splats are great for incorporating coding for kids into any STEM or PE class and are meant to be shared across the school!  Use Splats in K-8 STEM classes, computer science classes, library, music, and PE! If you’re looking to take your STEM program to the next level and incorporate coding for kids and play across your school, Splats Memberships have everything you’ll need to get started.