The computer mouse was an invention that was designed to help NASA researchers interact with data on their computers. Create a game that uses the mouse to aim and shoot at stars attcking the planet. Moonhack 2023.
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By the end of Year 4, students describe how a range of digital systems (hardware and software) and their peripheral devices can be used for different purposes. They explain how the same data sets can be represented in different ways. Students define simple problems, design and implement digital solutions using algorithms that involve decision-making and user input. They explain how the solutions meet their purposes. They collect and manipulate different data when creating information and digital solutions. They safely use and manage information systems for identified needs using agreed protocols and describe how information systems are used.
ACTDIK007Does not meet
Identify and explore a range of digital systems with peripheral devices for different purposes, and transmit different types of data
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Recognise different types of data and explore how the same data can be represented in different ways
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Collect, access and present different types of data using simple software to create information and solve problems
Define simple problems, and describe and follow a sequence of steps and decisions (algorithms) needed to solve them
Implement simple digital solutions as visual programs with algorithms involving branching (decisions) and user input
Explain how student solutions and existing information systems meet common personal, school or community needs
Plan, create and communicate ideas and information independently and with others, applying agreed ethical and social protocols
By the end of Year 6, students explain the fundamentals of digital system components (hardware, software and networks) and how digital systems are connected to form networks. They explain how digital systems use whole numbers as a basis for representing a variety of data types. Students define problems in terms of data and functional requirements and design solutions by developing algorithms to address the problems. They incorporate decision-making, repetition and user interface design into their designs and implement their digital solutions, including a visual program. They explain how information systems and their solutions meet needs and consider sustainability. Students manage the creation and communication of ideas and information in collaborative digital projects using validated data and agreed protocols.
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Examine the main components of common digital systems and how they may connect together to form networks to transmit data
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Examine how whole numbers are used to represent all data in digital systems
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Acquire, store and validate different types of data, and use a range of software to interpret and visualise data to create information
Define problems in terms of data and functional requirements drawing on previously solved problems
Design a user interface for a digital system
Design, modify and follow simple algorithms involving sequences of steps, branching, and iteration (repitition)
Implement digital solutions as simple visual programs involving branching, iteration (repitition)
Explain how student solutions and existing information systems are sustainable and meet current and future local community needs
Plan, create and communicate ideas and information, including collaboratively online, applying agreed ethical, social and technical protocols