7-8: Creating digital solutions: Robotics and embedded systems

Explore the way computer programming uses a collection of smaller programs – functions to solve problems.

Additional details

Year band(s) 7-8
Content type Scope and sequence
Format Web page
Core and overarching concepts Abstraction, Specification (decomposing problems), Algorithms, Implementation (programming), Interactions (user design)
Australian Curriculum Digital Technologies code(s)

Define and decompose real-world problems taking into account functional requirements and economic, environmental, social, technical and usability constraints


Design the user experience of a digital system, generating, evaluating and communicating alternative designs


Design algorithms represented diagrammatically and in English, and trace algorithms to predict output for a given input and to identify errors


Implement and modify programs with user interfaces involving branching, iteration and functions in a general-purpose programming language


Evaluate how student solutions and existing information systems meet needs, are innovative, and take account of future risks and sustainability

Technologies & Programming Language​s Electronic programming boards
Keywords robotics, microcontrollers, scope, sequence, scope and sequence



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