This series of five lessons is aimed at pupils aged 9-10. Pupils learn about data through a variety of unplugged activities. They write and evaluate algorithms and programs using selection and repetition to use micro:bit as a temperature recorder, an automatic warning system and a digital assistant. You will ideally use physical micro:bits for these lessons, although you can also use the simulator.
The unit comprises five lessons of approximately 60 minutes each:
- Research lesson on understanding, locating and using data
- Exploring the micro:bit’s sensors
- Unplugged lesson designing gadgets with sensors
- Using sensors in algorithms and programs
- Programming digital assistants
- can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation
- can analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems
- are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology
Researching, design thinking, problem-solving, debugging.
You will need
- Lesson plan
- Lesson slides
- Student handouts
- HEX files
- coloured sports bands
- MakeCode editor
- micro:bit battery packs
- paper - large sheets
- printouts of slides
- terms and conditions from popular app or website (optional)
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