In this activity students explore why a water clock was the world's first programmable system. Programmable systems are by no means a modern invention. Many regard the first to be Ktesibios's water clock, which was invented approximately 2250 years ago.
The aim of this activity is that students apply what they know in order to recognise programmable systems and to identify the input, process and output of an unfamiliar programmable system.
The teacher notes provide clear and comprehensive guidance as to how the activities on the presentation should be delivered.
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|Subject(s)||Design and technology, Engineering, Computing, Algorithmic Thinking|
|Published||2010 to 2019|
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