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)

Examine how whole numbers are used to represent all data in digital systems


Implement digital solutions as simple visual programs involving branching, iteration (repetition), and user input


Design, modify and follow simple algorithms involving sequences of steps, branching, and iteration (repetition)

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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