Originally, the turtle was a robot
It moved around the floor when the user typed commands into a computer.
Today, it is a picture on the canvas drawing area in Python
The default turtle is drawn as a triangle but this can be changed in the code
The Screen() function creates a graphics window.
The graphics window contains a canvas, this is the area inside the window which the turtle draws the lines and shapes on.
The turtle is moved using a combination of X and Y co‐ordinates and left or right turns.
the graphic below illustrates the principle.
Pystart Presentation on using Turtle
The complete set of methods to program with:Python Turtle Documentation
List of colours to use in an easy to find way:Complete colour list
Here are a set of resources to understand Computational Thinking, using Python turtle
|Decomposition||Understanding how decomposition can be applied to computing problems|
|Algorithms||Understanding how write an algorithm|
|Abstraction||Practical application of abstraction|
|Decomposition||making decoposition work in a Python program|
|turtle Commands||List of basic turtle commands|
|turtle shapes||How to draw basic shapes|
|Draw House Starter||Skeleton code to start drawing a house|
|DrawHouse||Draw a house Complete Code. The user selects the style of house from a menu|