Lesson 3: Warmer, colder

Learning that sensor monitors are used on board the ISS to collect data and ensure the astronauts are safe and healthy, pupils then read thermometers and design a display to show data

Before the lesson

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Learning objective

  • To understand the role of sensors on the ISS

National curriculum links

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Use technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content

 

CAS Framework Links

  • CAS progression pathway: Recognises that a range of digital devices can be considered a computer (AB) (GE)
  • CAS progression pathway: Recognises different types of data: text, number (AB) (GE)
  • CAS progression pathway: Appreciates that programs can work with different types of data (GE)
  • CAS progression pathway: Recognises that data can be structured in tables to make it useful (AB)(DE)

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event

Differentiation

Pupils needing extra support: May benefit from working with a partner to allow them to discuss their ideas. They could also go through what might be monitored by sensors beforehand in a group with an adult.

 

Pupils working at greater depth: Should explain the importance of sensors collecting this data to ensure that astronauts are safe and comfortable.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding

Vocabulary

Created by:
Richard Williams,  
Computing specialist
Richard is a Year 6 Teacher at St. Pancras Primary School. Richard’s passion for teaching was recognised when he received Suffolk’s ‘Raising The Bar’ award for Innovation 2016. With his class he made the world’s first guided VR:360 school tour…
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