DT Challenge - 5/6 Blockly - Chatbot

Write programs to solve problems with code and create word games! In this DT Challenge, you'll learn how to play Mad Libs, Questions, Taboo, and Word Chain, and even write your very own Pirate Chatbot! Can you fool your friends into thinking they're talking to a real person?

Learn how to create a series of word games with code. You'll start out with simple word games and work up to creating your very own Pirate Chatbot! Arrr, me hearties! So get cracking and we'll have you hacking like a pirate in no time!

To do the challenge offline use this guide to support students.

Additional details

Year band(s) 5-6
Content type Student challenges
Format Web page
Core and overarching concepts Implementation (programming), Algorithms, Abstraction, Specification (decomposing problems)
Australian Curriculum Digital Technologies code(s)

Explain how digital systems represent all data using numbers


Explore how data can be represented by off and on states (zeros and ones in binary)


Design algorithms involving multiple alternatives (branching) and iteration


Implement algorithms as visual programs involving control structures, variables and input

Technologies & Programming Language​s other programming languages
Keywords Data: Collection, Representation, Interpretation, Specification, Algorithms, Implementation, Interactions, Australian Computing Academy

Australian Computing Academy


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