This set of activities were designed to demonstrate how the micro:bit can be used to bring programming to the science classroom. There are three activities, two of which are adapted from tasks originally developed by the STEM centre.

Activity 1: Acceleration

In this activity students will program the micro:bit to measure acceleration, this will help them to develop an understanding of the difference between acceleration and velocity.

Equipment Needed:

  • micro:bits (one per student/group)
  • battery packs (one per micro:bit)

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Activity 2: Automatic Lighting

In this activity students will program the micro:bit to turn on an LED when the light level falls below a set level.

Equipment Needed:

  • micro:bits (one per student/group)
  • LEDs (one per micro:bit)
  • crocodile clips (two per micro:bit)

Resources:

Activity 3: Plant Moisture Sensor

In this activity students will program the micro:bit to measure the moisture level of soil.

Equipment Needed:

  • micro:bits (one per student/group)
  • crocodile clips (two per micro:bit)
  • Large nails or metal rods (two per micro:bit)
  • Soil samples (wet and dry)

Resources: