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Design challenge

Healthy oceans

Intermediate | MakeCode | Computational thinking, Computer systems, Design & technology, Networks

Activity 2

Oil spill cleaner-upper

Introduction

This activity is in two parts, you can do either part – or both. The first part can be completed with no additional hardware or even micro:bits, comprising a challenge to design an efficient algorithm to clean an area of sea. The second part builds on this to create an autonomous vehicle that can mop up oil spills.

Learning objectives

  • Understand what the Global Goals are
  • Understand what goal 14 is and its significance
  • Produce an Oil Spill Cleaner-Upper product to meet the success criteria
  • Develop the product further with additional features

You will need

Downloadable resources:

  • Lesson plan
  • Lesson slides
  • Student handouts
    • Activity sheet
    • IPO worksheet (Word)
    • IPO worksheet (PDF)
  • HEX files
    • Oil cleaner - no build
    • Oil cleaner - with making

Other resources:

Waterproof material (optional), floating materials (optional), servo motors & control board (optional), sponge (optional), jumper wires (optional)

Lesson plan