Edison’s musical talents

Can you program Edison to become a musician and create your very own song?

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You will also need to use the EdScratch programming app.

About this lesson

Recommended time

60 minutes




Sequence, loops and basic music knowledge

Grade levels

Year 5+

Hour of Code Edison's musical talents activity image

Simple musical tunes are a great example of sequence in action. Using Edison and the Scratch-based programming language, EdScratch, students can create music and tie together sequence and inputs-outputs into enjoyable programs.

This activity is designed to mix the familiar with the unknown. By having students experiment using new blocks without explicit instructions or detailed explanations, they apply computational thinking practices and develop problem-solving mindsets.

This 1-hour lesson is designed to allow students to work independently as they discover:

  • Sequence
  • Code tracing
  • Inputs-outputs

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  • a hands-on introduction activity for students.
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