DT Challenge - 7/8 Python - Biology

Learn about the differences between animals, and how Biologists use programming to help them do science! We'll learn about the features of animals, and how to use their differences in order to classify them.

So hop in and learn some science! This course is based on the Year 7 science and the 7-8 Digital Technologies curriculum.

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

Additional details

Year band(s) 7-8
Content type Tools for learning, Student challenges
Format Interactive
Core and overarching concepts Computational thinking, Algorithms, Implementation (programming)
Australian Curriculum Digital Technologies code(s)

Investigate how digital systems represent text, image and audio data in binary


Analyse and visualise data using a range of software to create information, and use structured data to model objects or events


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 Python
Keywords Data: Collection, Representation, Interpretation, Specification, Algorithms, Implementation, Interactions, Australian Computing Academy, Python, DT Challenge

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