KS3-4: Algorithms and robots

Suitable for 11-18-year olds (secondary, middle and high schools), this article and accompanying activity sheet can be used in the classroom, in science/computer clubs and at home.

This resource is internationally relevant but also links to KS3 Computer Science: Can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation.

It can also be used as a careers resource and links to Gatsby Benchmarks:
Gatsby Benchmark 2: Learning from career and labour market information
Gatsby Benchmark 4: Linking curriculum learning to careers

The article includes a summary of an algorithms/robotics research project, an interview with computer scientist Dr Andrea Richa and an overview of computer science i.e. what is computer science and how do you become a computer scientist?

The activity sheet includes discussion points - eight questions the students can answer in groups or individually. There are also links to other relevant resources from TED and the BBC.

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Created: Jun 17, 2019

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