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Unit of work

Electrical conductors

Computational thinking, Computer systems, Programming, Sciences | MakeCode | 7-11 yrs

5 lessons aimed at pupils aged 8-9 years (KS2 Year 4 in England). Pupils develop their understanding of flowchart algorithms, selection, inputs and outputs by programming the BBC micro:bit to make a tester for electrical conductivity.

Design challenge

Protecting animals on land

Computational thinking, Networks, Programming | MakeCode | 7-11 yrs

Two simple activities exploring how technology can be used to protect biodiversity in your neighbourhood and the wider world using the BBC micro:bit. Design challenges for finding solutions to the Global Goals for sustainable development (SDGs).

Design challenge

Saving sea creatures

Computer systems, Programming | MakeCode | 7-11 yrs

Two simple projects to learn about the threats faced by fish and sea turtles and how technology can help them survive and promote bio-diversity. Design challenges for finding solutions to the Global Goals for sustainable development (SDGs).

Unit of work

Volcano animations

Computational thinking, Geography, Programming | MakeCode | 7-11 yrs

5 lessons aimed at pupils aged 8-9 years (KS2 Year 4 in England). Pupils explore animations, developing their computational thinking and use repetition to create volcanic eruption animations using the LEDs on the BBC micro:bit.

Design challenge

Being active

Computational thinking, Computer systems, Digital arts, Physical education, Programming | MakeCode | 7-11 yrs, 11-14 yrs

Three simple projects to learn about the importance of being active to help prevent heart disease and create wearable devices to encourage people to be more active. Design challenges for finding solutions to the Global Goals for sustainable development (SDGs).

Design challenge

Night safety

Computational thinking, Computer systems, Design & technology, Programming | MakeCode | 7-11 yrs, 11-14 yrs

Three simple projects to learn about the importance of road safety at night and create wearable devices to help young people ‘Be Safe: Be Seen!’ Design challenges for finding solutions to the Global Goals for sustainable development (SDGs).

Unit of work

Introduction to cryptography

Computational thinking, History, Programming | MakeCode, Python | 11-14 yrs

3 lessons designed for students aged 11-14 years (KS3 Years 7-9 in England) to follow on from the ‘Cyber security unit,’ unit and a good first-introduction to text-based programming. Students are introduced to the fascinating world of cryptography through unplugged and programming activities.

Design challenge

Healthy oceans

Computational thinking, Computer systems, Design & technology, Networks | MakeCode | 11-14 yrs, 14-16 yrs

Two longer, advanced projects to explore how wireless networks, smart materials and algorithms can help keep our oceans clean. Design challenges for finding solutions to the Global Goals for sustainable development (SDGs).

Design challenge

Helping plants grow

Computer systems, Design & technology, Networks | MakeCode | 11-14 yrs, 14-16 yrs

Two advanced projects to explore how technology can protect plant life and increase food production. Design challenges for finding solutions to the Global Goals for sustainable development (SDGs).