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Unit of work

Data handling

Computational thinking, Mathematics, Programming | MakeCode | 7-11 yrs

Lesson 3

Sensor gadget design


Pupils develop their understanding of sensors through unplugged activities and by writing algorithms using repetition and selection. They then apply their understanding to design and evaluate a gadget using a sensor.

Learning objectives

  • To explain how repetition is used when programming sensors
  • To follow design criteria to design a product
  • To write algorithms that show how sensors will be used

You will need

Downloadable resources:

  • Lesson plan
  • Lesson slides
  • Student handouts
    • Algorithm support sheet
    • Algorithm support sheet example

Other resources:

Printouts of slides

Lesson plan