Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Mrs Avery's Science Post

On Tuesday in Blossom Bats Class we learned that Tuesday was Ada Lovelace day. Who is Ada Lovelace? Well over 200 years ago Ada, who was the daughter of the famous poet Lord Byron, was the first person to come up with the idea that the machine could repeat  a series of instructions which is a process known as looping used in computers today. 

I remember, when I was very young, typing the following program into my very basic computer
10 Print " Hello"
20 Goto 10
 which meant that as the computer read line 10, it printed Hello on the screen. The computer then read line 20 which told it to go back to 10 and therefore printed "Hello" again and repeated this all the way down the screen until I made it stop. This is a very simple form of "looping".

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