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Estimated Time:9 minutes


Score Type:Automatically Graded

Work completed by a student will be automatically graded and the grade will be sent to the Learning Management System (LMS) gradebook

Available Languages: English, Spanish

Vocabulary: database, datasheet, field, form, information gathering, record, row, table

Primary Objectives:

  • Student groups and compares data.
  • Student learns the parts of a database, namely field, record, and table.
  • Student gains familiarity with multiple interfaces that perform the same or similar tasks.
  • Student gains familiarity with the parts of a database.

Secondary Objectives:

  • Student learns about miles and kilometers


Data Collection for Decision Making 

Technology Education > Digital Literacy > Student Use > Data Collection for Decision Making 

Data Formats 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Basic Operations and Concepts > Data Formats 

Database Applications 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Software Applications > Database Applications 

Design Sorting Algorithms 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Programming > Design Sorting Algorithms 


Language Arts > Communication > Listening Strategies / Context > Follow Directions > Instructions

Listening / Pay Attention

Language Arts > Communication > Media Literacy / Viewing > Comprehension > Listening / Pay Attention

Look for and make use of structure

Mathematics > Process Standards > Common Core > Look for and make use of structure

Research and Analysis 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Digital Communications > Research and Analysis 
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  • This lesson references how one mile equals a little more than one and one half kilometer. You might want to introduce the metric system and the two measurements to students.

  • Students should know the difference between text, numbers, and dates in written form.

  • Students should know that database tables in database programs are called datasheets, each row in a datasheet is called a record, and each column is called a field. You might also want to start using the word criteria when discussing data contained in a field.

  • The database lessons incorporate information about our solar system by following two robots from the fictional company S-SPACE (Solar System Planets Are Cool Enterprises) on their mission to find the perfect location to build a S-SPACE City. This lesson’s setting is Jupiter. You might want to show and discuss facts about Jupiter with students before they take the EasyTech lesson. Some facts include: o Jupiter’s Great Red Spot is a giant hurricane as big as three Earths. o It is the biggest planet in our solar system. o Jupiter has 63 moons as well as the largest known moon (Ganymede). o It is one of the four gas giants.

  • To help students become comfortable with data types, write names of some data types on a whiteboard, flip chart, or chalkboard for student reference. Common data types include Text, Number, Date, Time, Currency, Boolean (Yes/No), OLE (pictures), and Hyperlink. Then project or show cards that display images of data in different formats – such as a date, word, hyperlink, image, and so forth – and have the class call out the data type.
  • After the students understand how to classify data by data types, erase or hide the data type words you wrote for student reference. Then, choose a time keeper and data captain for a data type speed round. Have the class form a line. The data captain shows a piece of data to the first student. The student must identify the data type within 5 seconds (the time keeper keeps track of the seconds). If the student names the correct data type right, they go to the end of the line. If they answer incorrectly, they sit down. The last student standing is the Data Type Master for the day.

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