These lessons are aimed at pupils aged 7-9. Pupils familiarise themselves with the BBC micro:bit. They also create icons and animations by programming the micro:bit's LED display and using the forever block and count-controlled loops. You will ideally use physical micro:bits for these lessons, although you can also use the simulator.
The unit comprises two lessons of approximately 60 minutes each:
- Discover how to create images on the micro:bit's LED display
- Make wildlife animations using sequences and loops
It was provided by Barefoot, a UK-based organisation that provides computing resources to primary schools.
- I can explain what the micro:bit's components do
- I can sequence code within the micro:bit MakeCode editor
- I can design and code images using the micro:bit's LEDs
- 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
Creative thinking, evaluation.
You will need
- Student handouts
- Lesson slides
- Lesson plan
- an example thaumatrope
- sticky tape