In this activity, students learn about the importance of regular activity then create a simple wearable device to give regular reminders to exercise.
- To understand the importance of regular exercise to help prevent heart disease
- To write an algorithm for a 'Fitness friend' device to remind someone to exercise
- To program, create and test a 'Fitness friend' device using the BBC micro:bit
You will need
- Lesson plan
- Lesson slides
- HEX files
- more complex start stop
Paper - large sheets, MakeCode editor, micro:bits, micro:bit battery packs (optional)
Activity and heart disease
A 'Fitness friend' device
Fitness friend algorithm
Coding a fitness friend
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