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Teacher-Facing Resources

Type:Lesson

Estimated Time:9 minutes

Grades:1-4

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: ascending order, database, descending order, field, filter, sort


Primary Objectives:

  • Student learns to perform a sort to organize information in a database.
  • Student learns how to perform a descending sort to sort data from biggest to smallest or alphabetically from Z to A.
  • Student learns how to perform an ascending sort to sort data from smallest to biggest or alphabetically from A to Z.
  • Student gains additional experience finding information in a database.

Secondary Objectives:

  • Student learns about Saturn, Galileo, Giovanni Cassini

Subjects:

Critical Thinking and Decision Making Process 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Student Use > Critical Thinking and Decision Making Process 

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 

General Skills

Library Media > Information Literacy > Reference and Research > Research Skills > General Skills

Listening / Pay Attention

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

Listening to Nonfiction

Language Arts > Communication > Listening Strategies / Context > Listening to Nonfiction

Look for and make use of structure

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

Problem Solving 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Student Use > Problem Solving 

Reference and Research 

Technology Education > Digital Literacy > Reference and Research 

Vocabulary Development

Language Arts > Communication > Listening Strategies / Context > Vocabulary Development
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  • 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 Saturn. You might want to show and discuss facts about Saturn with students before they take the EasyTech lesson. In particular:
    

    o Review how Saturn’s ring names are letters assigned in the order of ring discovery (not in the order they appear around Saturn). o Make sure students know the roles Galileo and Giovanni Cassini played in the discovery of Saturn’s rings. o Explain how Saturn’s rings are made up of ice particles.

  • You might want to introduce ascending and descending sort order to students to prepare them for the EasyTech lesson. Ascending sorts organize in 123ABC order, and descending sorts organize in ZYX987 order

  • Remind students about filters, and explain how students can sort all data or filtered data in a database program
    
  • To help students practice sorting in ascending and descending order, get them moving! Divide the class into teams of 6 to 8 students each. Then, have students write a number or word of their choice on a piece of paper (or hand out prepared papers or cards with numbers, words, or combinations of numbers and words, such as addresses, to make the exercise more challenging or relevant to your curriculum). Students can then attach their papers to their shirts or hold up their papers so everyone in their group can see each other’s information. Tell students to organize themselves into descending or ascending order. If time permits, reorganize students into new groups of information, or add a filter to your instructions before students sort themselves into the proper order.
S.3.a Students plan and employ effective research strategies to locate information and other resources for their intellectual or creative pursuits.
S.3.c Students curate information from digital resources using a variety of tools and methods to create collections of artifacts that demonstrate meaningful connections or conclusions.
S.5.b Students collect data or identify relevant data sets, use digital tools to analyze them, and represent data in various ways to facilitate problem-solving and decision-making.
1A-DA-05 Store, copy, search, retrieve, modify, and delete information using a computing device and define the information stored as data. (P4.2)
1A-DA-06 Collect and present the same data in various visual formats. (P7.1, P4.4)
1B-DA-06 Organize and present collected data visually to highlight relationships and support a claim. (P7.1)
1B-DA-07 Use data to highlight or propose cause-and-effect relationships, predict outcomes, or communicate an idea. (P7.1)
ELA-Literacy.L.1.6 Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading and being read to, and responding to texts, including using frequently occurring conjunctions to signal simple relationships (e.g., because).
ELA-Literacy.L.2.6 Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading and being read to, and responding to texts, including using adjectives and adverbs to describe (e.g., When other kids are happy that makes me happy).
ELA-Literacy.L.3.6 Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate conversational, general academic, and domain-specific words and phrases, including those that signal spatial and temporal relationships (e.g., After dinner that night we went looking for them).
ELA-Literacy.L.4.6 Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases, including those that signal precise actions, emotions, or states of being (e.g., quizzed, whined, stammered) and that are basic to a particular topic (e.g., wildlife, conservation, and endangered when discussing animal preservation).
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.
ELA-Literacy.SL.4.2 Paraphrase portions of a text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
Math.Practice.MP7 Look for and make use of structure.