Describing an everyday object

In this lesson, students act like the inventor of an everyday object that does not yet exist. Students abstract the essential details, and describe what need would be fulfilled by the new object and how, specifically, it functions. They will then translate the description into a format appropriate for modeling the object in a computer by representing the data in an organized visual format.

Additional details

Year band(s) 5-6, 7-8
Content type Lesson ideas
Format Web page
Keywords data representation, data, pattern, pattern recognition, abstract, abstraction, object, colander, input, output, Google, Google for Education, Education, computational thinking, GoogleCT
Integrated, cross-curriculum, special needs English



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