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Unit of work

Electrical conductors

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

Five lessons aimed at pupils aged 8-9 years (KS2 Year 4 in England, Grade 3 in the USA). Pupils develop their understanding of flowchart algorithms, selection, inputs and outputs by programming the BBC micro:bit to make a tester for electrical conductivity.

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Getting active

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

Five lessons aimed at pupils aged 10-11 (KS2 Year 6 in England, Grade 5 in the USA). Pupils are introduced to variables and develop different programs using the BBC micro:bit to help families get active.

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Musical micro:bit

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

Five lessons designed for pupils aged 9-10 (KS2 Year 5 in England, second level P5 in Scotland, Grade 4 in the USA). Pupils compose musical phrases and algorithms before exploring how the BBC micro:bit can be programmed to play music.

Design challenge

Protecting animals on land

Computational thinking, Global Goals, 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).

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Volcano animations

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

Five lessons aimed at pupils aged 8-9 years (KS2 Year 4 in England, Grade 3 in the USA). 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, Global Goals, 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, Global Goals, 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

Energy awareness

Computer systems, Global Goals, Mathematics, Programming, Sciences | MakeCode, Python | 7-11 yrs, 11-14 yrs, 14-16 yrs

Gather data about energy use around you using the BBC micro:bit as a simple data logger, then process and analyse the data to make informed decisions about reducing energy usage

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Computing fundamentals

Computational thinking, Computer systems, Programming | MakeCode | 11-14 yrs

6 lessons designed for students aged 11-12 years (KS3 Year 7 in England). Pupils are introduced to the basics of computational thinking, programming and computer systems to ensure a shared level of understanding.

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Health tech

Computational thinking, Design & technology, Sciences | MakeCode | 11-14 yrs

5 lessons designed for students aged 11-14 years (KS3 Years 7-9 in England) to follow on from the ‘Computing fundamentals’ unit. Students work in teams to design and prototype their own health tech innovation.

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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.

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Introduction to cyber security

Computational thinking, Programming, Safety & security | MakeCode | 11-14 yrs

3 lessons designed for students aged 11-14 years (KS3 Years 7-9 in England) introducing cyber security. Students explore the need to create strong passwords before writing algorithms and programs to create their own ‘strong password generator’ using the BBC micro:bit.

Design challenge

Helping plants grow

Computer systems, Design & technology, Global Goals, 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).