Subject(s): Design and technology | Computing
Resources included: Educator notes, Presentation slides, Student sheet
Time: 60-90 minutes
Put your students' coding skills to the test with this fun activity that asks them to explore user needs, identifying and understanding them in order to design, build and code an activity tracker from a micro:bit. Using Scratch, in this lesson students will design, code and debug a program that will enable the micro:bit to track their steps. Students will also hear how technology just like what they create is used by organisations like GSK, both in their business and as part of clinical trials.
Activity type: Educator notes
Equipment: PC or Mac with Bluetooth 4.0; micro:bits and battery packs; velcro straps; something students can use to attach the micro:bit to themselves e.g. elastic bands, shoe laces, 3D printed micro:bit cases
Time: 60-90 minutesDownload