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Unit of work

Energy awareness

Computer systems, Global Goals, Mathematics, Programming, Sciences | MakeCode, Python | 7-11 yrs, 11-14 yrs, 14-16 yrs

Lesson 2

Energy data planning


Students program a BBC micro:bit to measure light readings and plan where reliable energy usage data can be gathered.

Learning objectives

  • Understand the importance of planning when collecting data to ensure it is reliable
  • Program a micro:bit to take measurements of environmental data (a light meter to measure light levels)
  • Understand the importance of baseline measurements and calibration when collecting data

You will need

Downloadable resources:

  • Lesson slides
  • Lesson plan
  • Student handouts
  • HEX file

Other resources:

micro:bits, micro:bit battery packs, student work from previous lesson, paper - writing (optional), pens (optional), spreadsheet (optional)

Lesson plan