Computer Science KS3 / KS4: Bias & Reliability

The concept of Bias is explained through everyday activities.

A teenage girl Ada asks her friend CH (Computer Head) an everyday question which is open to Bias.

She then looks at the results obtained from Search engines and how some sites can be biased.

This clip is from the series How to Think Like a Computer.

Teacher Notes

You could use this clip to discuss what we can look for when using the web/internet to find out if sites are reliable, for example, copyright, up to date information, verifiable on other reliable sources etc.

Discuss the contributions of women in IT, such as Ada Lovelace, as the main character is called Ada.

Curriculum Notes

This clip will be relevant for teaching Computer Science at KS3 and KS4 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and National 4 and 5 in Scotland.