Machine Learning Unplugged

Duration: 45 minutes

Grade Levels: 4-12

Who says you need a computer to learn about artificial intelligence? In this unplugged activity, take the role of a wildlife conservationist who uses data to refine and test a machine learning algorithm.

Lesson Plan PDF


Grade Levels: 4-12

Duration: 60 minutes

Concepts/Skills: Machine learning, algorithms, categorizing and identifying, training data, testing data, artificial intelligence


  • Explore algorithms by categorizing organisms based on a set of rules.
  • Gain an understanding of the basics of what machine learning is and how it can be used to identify animals.