Rock, Paper, Scissors AI!

In this lesson we use the game rock, paper scissors to investigate how an AI can recognise your hand gestures. Firstly students create, train and test their own AI model. They import their AI model into a pre-made JavaScript program to modify the computer program to incorporate game play. The level of game play will depend on the student's level of programming skills.

Additional details

Year band(s) 7-8
Content type Lesson ideas
Format Web page
Core and overarching concepts Digital systems, Abstraction, Specification (decomposing problems), Algorithms, Implementation (programming), Computational thinking
Australian Curriculum Digital Technologies code(s)

Define and decompose real-world problems with design criteria and by creating user stories


Design algorithms involving nested control structures and represent them using flowcharts and pseudocode


Trace algorithms to predict output for a given input and to identify errors


Implement, modify and debug programs involving control structures and functions in a general-purpose programming language


Evaluate existing and student solutions against the design criteria, user stories and possible future impact

Technologies & Programming Language​s Artificial Intelligence
Keywords Artificial Intelligence, AI, artificial, intelligence, teachable machine, algorithms, problem solving, Lesson idea, Lesson plan, Rock, Paper, Scissors



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