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Light-up fishing nets

Activity 1 of 2


7-11 yrs

Learn about the problem of bycatch (unwanted fish and other marine creatures trapped by commercial fishing nets), the impact of it and potential solutions, before creating a prototype light-up fishing net using micro:bit.

Key learning:

  • To learn about the problem of ‘bycatch’ and its impact on marine ecosystems
  • To identify possible solutions to the problem
  • To learn how inputs (sensors) and outputs (light and sound) of the micro:bit can be used to design and make prototype solutions