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Years 9-10

Activities and worksheets for students in Years 9-10 with curriculum links.

Classroom Resources

Worksheets and other activities

 

Broken difference engine

Curriculum links

Digital Technologies

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) capability

Critical and creative thinking capability

Online learning adjustments
No adjustments needed, no group work required. 


Turing and cyphers

Curriculum links

Digital Technologies

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) capability

Critical and creative thinking capability

Online learning adjustments
No group work required, screen free encouraged. This activity can be easily completed at home. It is more challenging if students do not have access to the internet, as there are online cypher breakers which makes decoding much easier. If you are using an online learning platform and are okay with students using the internet to solve the problem, it could be a ‘race’ to see who solves first.

Warning
Googling the problem (eg ‘Drsbn, gkvu pyb 650w kmbycc dro Gsvvskw Lkbku Lbsnqo) will result in Digital Careers as the first result, and the answers are in the document. We encourage you to make up your own statements if you have savvy students! 


Decoding with binary

Curriculum links

Digital Technologies

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) capability

Critical and creative thinking capability

Online learning adjustments
No printing or partner work required. Students could post their secret messages to other students on an online learning platform, or work with household members to solve the problem. Teachers could develop their own secret message and post to an online learning platform and have a race to see who solves it first. 


RGB colouring

Curriculum links

Digital Technologies

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) capability

Online learning adjustments
No printing required, short independent activity. Following either activity students could use their knowledge of RGB and Hex colours to design their own colouring page. 


Designing apps and peripherals

Curriculum links

Digital Technologies

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) capability

Critical and creative thinking

Online learning adjustments
Could be used as the basis for a large design-based thinking project where students storyboard or prototype a device or app. 


 Activities (some equipment needed)

Computational Thinking in Action

Each Computational Thinking in Action resource was designed to develop team work; critical and creative thinking; problem solving; and Computational Thinking skills. All activities come with the Computational Thinking definitions, a Thinking about Computational Thinking worksheet, the activity and an extension activity. The Thinking about Computational Thinking worksheet can be filled in after the activity is completed, used as a discussion prompt, or a framework to build an extension activity or project. 

Online and home learning adjustments
For each of the published resources below, we have developed some suggested modifications to facilitate teaching and learning in a range of environments.


Sorting algorithm

Curriculum links

Digital Technologies

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) capability

Critical and creative thinking capability 

Online learning adjustments
Students should digitally swap Boolean statements. 


Facial recognition

Curriculum links

Digital Technologies

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) capability

Critical and creative thinking capability 

Online learning adjustments
Use comparative images of famous people found online. Use digital measuring software or tools to measure the distance. Students compare measurements and image constructions of the same images online to determine which is the smiling measurements. Create a database of these measurements as a class and compare differences between age, gender, ethnicity. 


Secure network

Curriculum links

Digital Technologies

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) capability

Critical and creative thinking capability 

Online learning adjustments
This activity was to role play networks and changes to networks. It should be completed in groups. To modify it for online learning, teachers should develop an image with dots, which students then connect. Students will need to submit their network to their teachers, who will “cut” a path, and distribute the changed network back to students. Students should then use their online workspace to compare answers. 


Drone delivery

Curriculum links

Digital Technologies

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) capability

Critical and creative thinking capability

Online learning adjustments
Students work individually and submit their solutions to each other or the online learning portal. Students engage in online discussions of the different solutions. 


Touch screens

Curriculum links

Digital Technologies

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) capability

Critical and creative thinking capability 

Online learning adjustments
Students work individually and submit their solutions to each other or the online learning portal. Students engage in online discussions of the different solutions. 


Cell representation

Curriculum links

Digital Technologies

Science 

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) capability

Critical and creative thinking capability 

Online learning adjustments 
Students collaborate online to develop their brainstorm. Use this resource and video as a jumping off point for the planning of a user experience, including story boarding and experience features. Students then assess and feedback to other groups about their proposals. This concept could also be applied to the study of body systems as well as cells. 


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