Big Data 1

‘Big Data’ describes the ways that companies and organisations use data in their work. Children will identify how barcodes and QR codes work. They will learn how infrared waves are used for the transmission of data while recognising the uses of RFID as well as gathering, analysing and evaluating data collected from RFID data collection points.

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Lesson 1: Barcodes

In the first lesson of this unit, children will learn to identify how barcodes and QR codes work as well as how these mechanisms are used for different purposes in the world, including Big Data tracking.

Lesson 2: Transmitting data

In this lesson, children learn how infrared waves transmit data

Lesson 3: RFID

In this lesson, children learn to recognise the uses of RFID and to know how encoding keeps data safe

Lesson 4: Using RFID

In this lesson, children learn how to gather and analyse data in real time

Lesson 5: Mobile data

In this lesson, children will learn how to analyse and evaluate data

Assess your pupils

Assessment quiz and Knowledge catcher. These can be used at the start of the unit to access where pupils are in their learning as well as the end of the unit to assess progress. Go to assessment resources