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Barefoot - litter hunt, lesson 1

Lesson 1 of 2


7-11 yrs

In this lesson, pupils develop their understanding of the micro:bit by using the buttons and sensors on the device to make different images display. Pupils are introduced to the concept of a variable to store data, then create a program to alter the value of a variable using the buttons and sensors. Pupils go on to create a ‘push the button’ game, where they race against another player to see who can press the button the fastest.

Key learning:

  • I can explain what the buttons and sensors on the micro:bit do
  • I can program sensors and buttons using the MakeCode editor
  • I can store data with variables using the MakeCode editor
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