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In this fun, cross-curricular activity, students undertake a heart rate investigation before creating and presenting a prototype of a heart rate monitor using micro:bit.
- Computing: Computational thinking: algorithms, patterns, decomposition, abstraction, logical thinking, programming, iteration, loops, debugging, evaluation, designing, creating, collecting, analysing and presenting data, using a variety of software.
- Science: The heart, carrying out investigations
- Design & technology: Product design
- P.E.: the importance of regular exercise
- Citizenship: Communities, safe water
- PSHE: Healthy mind and body
- Maths: Multiplication, averages
Investigating, analysing, presenting, team working, problem solving, creative thinking.
It is assumed students have first completed the non-communicable disease challenge introductory lesson and are completing the Love Hearts activity as an example resource before creating their own innovation. Experience of computational thinking, programming and spreadsheet software is assumed, although further time can be allocated easily to these sections as necessary.
In this fun, cross-curricular activity, students undertake a heart rate investigation before creating and presenting a prototype of a heart rate monitor using micro:bit. They develop core computational thinking concepts, use a range of different software and write efficient algorithms and code using iteration, selection and variables.
Time: 3 lessons of 60 minutes
Code: MakeCode editor