Lab 5: Computers and Work

Students will explore two main questions about the effect of computing on work. First, what jobs will be available to them? Will they be better or worse off than their parents? They also discuss whether there are jobs that computers will or should never do.

Second, how is technology changing the conditions of work? For example, technology connects people in new ways, which provides opportunities to be flexible about the time and location of work, but also has implications for the relationship between employers and employees and how responsible employers are or should be for the well-being of their employees.


The 3 lab pages could be split across 2–4 days (70–140 minutes). Expected times to complete follow:


Lab Pages


Correlation with 2020 AP CS Principles Framework 

Computational Thinking Practices: Skills

Learning Objectives:

Essential Knowledge: