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Unit of work

Musical micro:bit

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

Lesson 5

Evaluating micro:bit music

Introduction

Pupils recap and apply their learning from this unit by undertaking programming challenges. They then consider the information someone would need to make music using a BBC micro:bit, create slides for an explainer presentation and evaluate using the micro:bit for making music.

Learning objectives

  • To modify programs to meet given criteria
  • To decompose learning from the unit
  • To evaluate the micro:bit as a music-making device

You will need

Downloadable resources:

  • Lesson plan
  • Lesson slides
  • Student handouts: Programming challenges
  • HEX files
    • starter
    • Musical challenges A
    • Musical challenges B

Other resources:

MakeCode editor, presentation software, paper - large sheets, printouts of slides, micro:bits (optional), alligator / crocodile clip leads (optional), headphones (optional), speakers (optional)

Lesson plan