Firstly, I show how information can be stored in the human brain (and the way that network paths exist to store data). I then put some of my own personal Variables on the whiteboard and try to use a different range of variable types e.g:
- TimeWokeUp = 06:00
- HoursSlept = 7
- BestFriend = Simon
- Hungry = No
Finally, I get the students to suggest a few more of their own personal variables from their own lives and then give them the worksheet so they can consider their own variables AND what type of data is stored in each one. In the next lesson, this makes a good introduction to Variable naming conventions!
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