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Unit of work

Sensory classroom

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

Lesson 2

Light patterns

Introduction

Students create a light pattern for a sensory aid, writing and following an algorithm using pseudocode and iteration to program their micro:bit.

Learning objectives

  • To use pseudocode to write an algorithm for a light pattern
  • To use iteration in algorithms and programs to create a repeating light pattern
  • To evaluate an algorithm and program to ensure they meet criteria

You will need

Downloadable resources:

  • Lesson plan
  • Lesson slides
  • Student handouts: algorithm support sheet
  • HEX files
    • criteria review
    • bubble tube
    • repeating pattern
    • random image pattern

Other resources:

Paper - large sheets

Lessons created in partnership with Nominet

Lesson plan