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What Is a Database?

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What Is a Database?


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Type: Interactive/Game


This webpage provides students informational text and interactive tools to explore what makes a database. Students will be introduced to basic database structures. 

A database is a computerized system that makes it easy to search, select, and store information. Databases are used in many different places.

Your school might use a database to store information about attendance or to store pupils' and teachers' contact information. A database like this will probably be protected with a password to make sure that people’s personal information is kept safe. Your library might also use a database to keep track of which books are available and which are on loan.

Content Standard(s):
Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 3
17) Describe examples of data sets or databases from everyday life.

Examples: Library catalogs, school records, telephone directories, or contact lists.

Unpacked Content
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students will:
  • describe examples of data sets or databases from everyday life.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • database
  • data set
Students know:
  • examples of data sets.
  • examples of databases.
  • characteristics of data sets and databases.
Students are able to:
  • describe examples of databases from everyday life.
  • describe examples of data sets from everyday life.
Students understand that:
  • data sets and databases are part of everyday life.
  • data sets and databases are organized in a certain way for a certain purpose.
Tags: data, database, storage, structure
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Author: Aimee Bates