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Unit of work

Volcano animations

Computational thinking, Design & technology, Geography, Programming | MakeCode | 7-11 yrs

Lesson 1

Animation & decomposition


In this 'unplugged' lesson pupils are introduced to the theme of animation and produce a thinking map based on the subject. They then develop their understanding decomposition by planning a dance sequence and creating a flipbook animation.

Learning objectives

  • To understand decomposition
  • To use decomposition to create a dance sequence
  • To create a flipbook animation of a dance sequence

You will need

Downloadable resources:

  • Lesson plan
  • Lesson slides
  • Student handouts

Other resources:

Sticky notes, paper - large sheets

Lesson plan