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Cellular Automoji

Bands: Years 7-8, 9-10

Duration: 45 mins

Uncover self-replicating emoji patterns

Students apply an algorithm, described by a simple set of rules, to create a self replicating emoji patterns across a grid. This is a type of 1D cellular automata, and provides an introduction to different type of computational thinking and a deeper understanding of algorithms.

The video below walks you through how to complete this activity.

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Curriculum Concepts

Key concept

F-2 3-4 5-6 7-8 9-10
Algorithms
(ACTDIP004) (ACTDIP010) (ACTDIP019) (ACTDIP029) (ACTDIP040)

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