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Estimated Time:9 minutes

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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

Subjects:

Astronomy / Space Science

Science > Concepts and Processes > Data Analysis and Interpretation > Astronomy / Space Science

Astronomy / Space Science

Science > Concepts and Processes > Data Collection and Organization > Astronomy / Space Science

Data Formats 

Information Technology > Basic Operations and Concepts > Data Formats 

Database Applications 

Information Technology > Software Applications > Database Applications 

Design Sorting Algorithms 

Information Technology > Programming > Design Sorting Algorithms 

Instructions

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

Listening / Pay Attention

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

Problem Solving

Science > Earth Science > Problem Solving
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Teacher Notes:

  • 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.

Extension Ideas:

  • 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.

Standards:

1A-DA-05 Store, copy, search, retrieve, modify, and delete information using a computing device and define the information stored as data. (P4.2)
ELA-Literacy.SL.1.2 Ask and answer questions about key details in a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media.
ELA-Literacy.SL.2.2 Recount or describe key ideas or details from a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media.
ELA-Literacy.SL.3.2 Determine the main ideas and supporting details of a text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
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