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Unit of work

Volcano animations

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

Lesson 3

Planning eruption animations


In this ‘unplugged’ lesson pupils plan a volcanic eruption animation using the BBC micro:bit. They decompose the process into stages and write a simple flowchart algorithm. 

Learning objectives

  • To decompose a process into stages
  • To construct simple flowchart algorithms
  • To use repetition in algorithms

You will need

Downloadable resources:

  • Lesson plan
  • Lesson slides

Other resources:

Paper - writing, scissors, glue, micro:bits (optional)

Lesson plan