In the Night sensor activity students create a wearable device to give a visual and audio reminder when it is time to “Be Safe: Be Seen!’ at nightfall.
In the Flashing wheels project students design a prototype of a flashing wheel light to help improve road safety for a wheelchair user.
In the Bag for Juliane project students learn about Juliane, a girl from Zimbabwe, and create a light-up bag for her journey to school.
- to understand the issues around road safety for children at night
- to consider how technology can help children to ‘Be Safe: Be Seen!’
- to design, program, test and present working prototypes using the BBC micro:bit to help children 'Be Safe: Be Seen!'
- can analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems
- can evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems
- are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology
Creative thinking, prototyping, testing, presenting.
You will need
- Lesson plan
- Lesson slides
- HEX files
- art materials (optional)
- MakeCode editor
- micro:bit battery packs
- paper - large sheets