In this engaging and interactive digital lesson, the learners will receive direct instruction and practice classifying data as they identify, gather, and organize data in a table by cells, rows, and columns.
Estimated Time:8 minutes
Score Type:Automatically Graded
Available Languages: English, Spanish
Vocabulary: database, field, information gathering, row, table
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Data FormatsTechnology Education > Information Technology > Basic Operations and Concepts > Data Formats
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The database lessons incorporate information about our solar system by following two robots from a fictional company named S-SPACE (Solar System Planets Are Cool Enterprises). The robots visit the asteroid belt and then visit each planet in search of the perfect location for a new S-SPACE City. In this first lesson, Data Bot (the sister robot) and Base Bot (the brother robot) are in the asteroid belt. You might want to show and discuss facts about the asteroid belt with students before they take the lesson.
Students should know that data gives them information, and information gives them knowledge. You might want to explain this relationship to students.
Students can gather data through their five senses and by using their brains (that is, thinking). You might want to make sure students can identify their five senses and can describe how they can use their senses to gather data
This lesson introduces the basic concept of a table being made up of columns, rows, and cells. You might want to check for existing knowledge about tables
You might want to show students an example of common databases, such as your grade book, phone index or directory, dictionary, filing system, television guide, and so forth