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Unit of work

Volcano animations

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

Lesson 4

Programming eruption animations


Pupils follow their algorithm and write a program to create their volcanic eruption animation using the MakeCode editor.

Learning objectives

  • To follow an algorithm accurately to write a program
  • To use repetition in a program effectively
  • To test and debug programs and algorithms
  • To review learning

You will need

Downloadable resources:

  • Lesson plan
  • Lesson slides
  • HEX files
    • Missing from repetition
    • Example of animation

Other resources:

Student work from previous lesson, MakeCode editor, micro:bits (optional)

Lesson plan