Robots, data and computational thinking (Years 2-4)

This classroom resource comprises four worksheets to accompany a lesson on data and computational thinking. These materials are designed for teachers to use simple line-following robots (Ozobots) to engage students in the computational thinking process and working with data.

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Year band(s) 1-2, 3-4, Foundation
Content type Lesson ideas
Format Document
Core and overarching concepts Computational thinking, Algorithms, Data acquisition, Data representation, Implementation (programming)
Australian Curriculum Digital Technologies code(s)

Represent data as objects, pictures and symbols


Represent data as pictures, symbols, numbers and words


Follow and describe algorithms involving a sequence of steps, branching (decisions) and iteration (repetition)


Recognise different types of data and explore how the same data can be represented differently depending on the purpose


Define problems with given design criteria and by co-creating user stories


Follow and describe algorithms involving sequencing, comparison operators (branching) and iteration


Implement simple algorithms as visual programs involving control structures and input

Technologies & Programming Language​s Robotics and drones
Keywords data, computational thinking, data collection, algorithms, data representation, implementation, robot, DTiF, dtif, DTIF, ACARA
Integrated, cross-curriculum, special needs Numeracy, Digital Literacy

Australian Government Department of Education and Training


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