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Unit of work

Nature art

Computational thinking, Digital arts, Programming | MakeCode | 7-11 yrs

Lesson 3

Digital nature representations


Pupils are introduced to the BBC micro:bit and how images can be created using the LEDs. They create visual algorithms to plan simple images before writing programs using the MakeCode editor to create their images.

Learning objectives

  • To understand that LEDs can be used to create image representations.
  • To plan LED image representations.
  • To construct programs to display LED image representations with the micro:bit.

You will need

Downloadable resources:

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

Other resources:

MakeCode editor, micro:bits (optional)

Lesson plan