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Barefoot - wildlife animations, lesson 2

Lesson 2 of 2


7-11 yrs

In this lesson, pupils produce further programs with the micro:bit. Pupils produce an animation away from the device by creating a thaumatrope (an animation based on quickly moving between two images), which they share with the class. They then write a program containing their animation and a forever loop using MakeCode, before transferring it to the micro:bit. Pupils go on to use count controlled loops by producing a second animation, which they include within a program.

Key learning:

  • I can use repetition within the micro:bit MakeCode editor
  • I can design and code an animation using the micro:bit’s LEDs
  • I can evaluate my work and suggest improvements
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