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Investigating Outputs

This activity helps children learn about computer systems and output devices. It relates these systems to those they encounter everyday, from headphones to printers and washing machine motors. They understand that programs make these devices function, and attempt a programming activity using Scratch and Lego WeDo. Additional resources provide guidance and ideas for children to work on projects of their own choosing. They are asked to feedback to the rest of the group, and to relate their findings to applications in the real world. Ideas for differentiation and teacher assessment are provided. Conceptual links are highlighted and additional teacher guidance is included.

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