Free 6th Grade Introduction To Qb64 Lesson Plan (Computer Science)

Topic: Introduction to QB64

Objectives & Outcomes

  • Students will be able to describe the basics of QB64 and its features.


  • QB64 installed on each student's computer
  • Handout with highlights of QB64 features


  • Ask students if they have heard of QB64.
  • Ask students to list the features they know of in QB64.
  • As a class, discuss the benefits of using QB64 as a programming language.

Direct Instruction

  • Start by explaining what a programming language is and how it can be used.
  • Demonstrate how to open and save a QB64 project.
  • Show students how to enter code and compile it in QB64.
  • Go over the basic commands and functions in QB64.

Guided Practice:

  • Have students work in pairs to complete a set of exercises or puzzles in QB64.
  • Walk around the room and provide assistance as needed.

Independent Practice:

  • Have students work on a project-based activity using QB64. This could be creating a simple game, writing a program to animate a sprite, or performing another task that uses the basic features of the language.


  • Review the key concepts covered in the lesson and ask students to share their completed projects.


  • Observe students during the independent practice and provide feedback on their projects.
  • Collect and review the completed projects.
  • Administer a quiz or test to assess students' understanding of the material covered in the lesson.

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