Introduction to Physical Computing with micro:bit
- Level Middle School
- Contact Hours 50
- Timeframe Quarter
The Introduction to Physical Computing with micro:bit is a quarter-long middle school course that uses micro:bit devices to introduce students to physical computing. Students use basic programming concepts to perform tasks using LEDs, buttons, and basic sensors.
Intro to micro:bit
Students learn the basics of the micro:bit, such as how to light up and change the brightness of LEDs and how to use variables to write more versatile programs.
Program Control with micro:bit
Students combine control structures, such as if/else statements and loops, with the micro:bit built-in and external sensors to write programs that react to the outside world.
Students explore all of the capabilities of the micro:bit on their own as they research, explore, and teach their peers about new sensors.
Explore programs that your students will build throughout this course!
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