Ok. I've already got Visual Studio Code installed. It's probably not the latest version though as it was installed a couple of years ago. Not sure if that matters.
I did a search for Python on my computer and found an app (in Windows) Python 3.8 (64-bit).
What do you mean by "terminal"?
When I did the cmd prompt I got this:
No mention of python and no idea what this means . . .
If your OS can't find Python make sure it's on your environment PATH.
However, it probably isn't important because, when I click on the Python 3.8 app I got a popup so I typed in import this s per your instructions and then got The Zen of Python, by Tim Peters so I'm think I'm all set. 😊