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Design challenge

Protecting animals on land

Beginner | MakeCode | Computational thinking, Networks, Programming

Activity 1

Spot the species

Introduction

Consider the wildlife you see in your local habitat and consider how important it is, then create a micro:bit counter to record different species.

Learning objectives

  • to learn more about wildlife in your local environment
  • to consider the importance of biodiversity
  • to create a simple algorithm for a working micro:bit species counter

You will need

Downloadable resources:

  • Lesson plan
  • Lesson slides
  • HEX file: species counter

Other resources:

Paper - writing (optional), paper - large sheets (optional), clipboards (optional)

Lesson plan