The Book

All the English-language CS Unplugged activities are available in book form as a free download.

If you’d like a bound, printed copy of the English version, it’s available from; if you buy this print version you’ll also be making a donation towards improving the resources we offer.

PDF Download: You can download the 2015 edition here: CSUnplugged_OS_2015_v3.1

Word Download: You can get a version that you can edit in MS Word (or Open Office) via the Contribute page.

Order Physical Book: You can get this from from — we appreciate your support!

A full changelog of changes made to these books are available on the changelog page.

Other Languages

Chapters from the book has been translated into many languages. Where only one or two chapters have been translated, they can be obtained from the relevant page for the activity. The following languages have substantial translations of a version of the book. (Note that the book has changed since it was first released in the 1990s, and not all translations correspond to the same version.)


Activities 1 and 2 are available separately in Arabic on their respective pages, and together in a single PDF here.

Chinese (Simplified)

A Simplified Chinese version has been published by HUST press.

Chinese (Traditional)

Translations for some activities are available on the individual activity pages.


The first half of the book has been translated into Dutch. You can find more on


François Rechenmann at INRIA has produced a French translation for Interstices web site. The teacher version of the book is available from the Interstices site.

Samuel Chalifour has produced a “Replugged” version of the book (in French), available as an interactive iBook, also via iTunes. The first 13 activities are currently available.


A German translation of the first 5 activities is available here, translated by Maexl Stege of Limburgerhof in Germany. In collaboration with SPARCS (Solving Problems with Algorithms, Robots, and ComputerS), Department of Computer Science, University of Victoria, Canada, Maexl is translating the remaining activities. Please send any comments regarding this translation to An adaptation of Unplugged material in German from the Hasso-Plattner-Institut (Universität Potsdam), which covers many of the activities, can be found here.


Translations of each activity are available on the individual activity pages.


A Hebrew translation of the Unplugged activities is in progress. The activities are being posted on a blog as they are completed. The work is being done by Shimon Schocken and Benny Chor.


Translations of each activity are available on the individual pages.


An Italian version is available for download here.


A Japanese version is available on A Japanese version of an earlier teachers’ edition (Activities 1-12) is available here, and all activities are available here.


The Korean version is available from
BookWall or Yes24 or Kyobobook.
Korean versions of the videos are available here.


A Lithuanian version is available here. Translation has been done by Valentina Dagienė and colleagues.


Translations of each activity are available on the individual activity pages.


A Portuguese (Brazil) version is available for download here.


A Russian version is available for download here, provided by
Derevyanko Irina Aleksandrovna, Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences (Computer Science), Podolsk, Moscow, Russia.


The “Marching Orders” activity is available.


A Slovenian version is available for download here.


A Spanish version is available for download here.
The translation has been done by Alfonso Rodriguez (iCarnegie, Pittsburgh, PA),
Lorena Mendoza (Pittsburgh, PA) and Clara Eugenia Garza (IIMAS UNAM
Ciudad de Mexico).


A Swedish version is available for download here (chapters 1 to 8).
Swedish versions of the videos are available here.


Translations of each activity are available on the individual pages.

For other languages, see the individual activities.


Buying the book and items from CS Unplugged helps support the development of new resources, the website and teaches more kids about the wonders of Computer Science. You can read our other principles, here.