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Design challenge

Night safety

Computational thinking, Computer systems, Design & technology, Global Goals, Programming | MakeCode | 7-11 yrs, 11-14 yrs

Activity 1

Night sensor


Students develop their understanding around road safety for children at night and explore potential solutions before planning, creating and testing a Night sensor using the BBC micro:bit.

Learning objectives

  • To understand the problem of road safety for children
  • To explore ways technology can help children stay safe at night
  • To plan, create and test a ‘Night sensor’ using the BBC micro:bit to remind children to ‘Be Safe: Be Seen!

You will need

Downloadable resources:

  • Lesson plan
  • Lesson slides
  • HEX files
    • basic
    • start stop

Other resources:

MakeCode editor, paper - large sheets, micro:bits

Lesson plan