Top trumps databases

Understanding and using databases

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Lesson 1: Records, fields and data

In this lesson, children use Top Trumps cards and learn the meanings of records, fields and data when working with databases


Lesson 2: Race against the computer

In this lesson, children learn that there are digital and non-digital databases, and compare the advantages and disadvantages of both


Lesson 3: Sorting and filtering

In this lesson, children input data into a database and then sort and filter the data by different values and create questions that can be answered using information from their database


Lesson 4: Representing data

In this lesson, children learn how to represent data from a database in visual ways, creating graphs and charts


Lesson 5: Planning a holiday

In this lesson, children put into practise the skills that they have learnt and sort and filter data to plan a holiday