Discovery challenges (ages 10-14)


Typically completed by 10-14 year olds, students work collaboratively on a five hour project or challenge in self-managed groups. During the project, they use a CREST Discovery passport to record and reflect on their work. Afterwards, students communicate their findings as a group presentation.

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Machines of the future student pack

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Workshop 1: Would you

Workshop 1: Would you trust a machine? Instructions There are risks involved in machine learning, but it can also be very useful and enhance our lives. Things you will think about in this workshop include: is machine learning ethical, who has ownership over what the machine does, and who would be to blame if something goes wrong? Your task is to sort different potential machine learning jobs based on their usefulness and how much you would trust a machine to do the job. 1. Cut out the cards with the examples of things machines might do. 2. Read out the examples one by one. For each one discuss: • How useful or not would a machine that did this be? • How much would you trust a machine to do this? 3. Based on your discussion place the card on the decision chart. 4. When you have placed all the cards on the decision chart, discuss in your group: • Are they spread evenly around the chart? • Are there any patterns with the types of things that were useful and not useful? • Are there any patterns with the types of things that lots of people trusted and the types of things that people would not trust a machine to do? • For the things that people would not trust a machine to do, is there anything that would change your mind? 2

1 6 11 Buy a gift for your best friend Prepare meals for you Reply to messages from your friends 2 7 12 Post pictures of you on social media Choose your clothes for you Book an appointment for you 3 8 13 Prescribe medical treatment for you Drive a car Take photographs at your birthday party 4 9 14 Teach you a foreign language Give you driving lessons Referee a football game 5 10 15 Mark a school test Order for you in a restaurant Decorate your bedroom 3