Introducing Databases

Age Range: 7 - 11
By: Rebecca Mottershead

I had difficulty explaining the purpose and organisation of databases with Y3 children until I realised that a perfect child friendly data base comes in the form of Top Trumps games. 

I give each child a card to locate information from, they then compare their information in groups and choose the card that they think has the best chance of winning in a game of Top Trumps - this gives them the opportunity to locate and compare data and make choices. 

They then play a brief game as a class using only the one card from each group. 

They then come up with ideas for making their own game and deciding which facts they should include on each card.

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R Roberts

Simple but brilliant - thank you!

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Sophie Young

That is a very good idea, well done for thinking that up, it's a good way for kids to learn. Doing fun things helps them to understand it better!

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Alexander Lopez

EXCELLENT IDEA. very good explanation thanks

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YoloSwagGrilz

Very good idea. Used it with my class and they loved it! Thank you so much!

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chloe

brilliant

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