This series of five lessons is aimed at pupils aged 9-10 (KS2 Year 5 in England). Pupils learn about data through a variety of unplugged activities. They write and evaluate algorithms and programs using selection and repetition to use micro:bit as a temperature recorder, an automatic warning system and a digital assistant. You will ideally use physical micro:bits for these lessons, although you can also use the simulator.
The unit comprises five lessons of approximately 60 minutes each:
- Research lesson on understanding, locating and using data
- Exploring the micro:bit’s sensors
- Unplugged lesson designing gadgets with sensors
- Using sensors in algorithms and programs
- Programming digital assistants
- can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation
- have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve problems
- can evaluate and apply information technology
- are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology
Researching, design thinking, problem-solving, debugging.