American School of Bahrain Grade 5 students have been studying freshwater habitats in science class. They designed their own artistic habitats and shared them with the school community by posting them in the hallway. But what could bring freshwater habitats to life? Coding! Guided by our technology integrationist, Ms. Amber Acosta, students used Scratch programming to recreate their habitats with code. Students worked to code the fish to swim, underwater plants to move, and integrated sounds and pop-up labeling. Coding allows students to be the designers of their own universe! “Coding has opened my students' eyes to a new world. My students get the opportunity to integrate coding into projects and bring them to life. Coding is the language of the future with lots of opportunities for students to be creative, confident problem-solvers,” said Ms. Bianca Briers, Grade 5 teacher.