Teacher Planning Guide
Introduction to Micro:bit
Basic Training - Suggested Sequencing (approx. 8 hours)
The purpose of this sequence is to introduce students to programming the Micro:bit. Alternatively, the classrooms can do the GreenTech projects that incorporate components such as motors, breakout boards, servo motors, and water pumps.
How to Download a Program
- Teaches basic concepts of the online Makecode program and how to download code to the Micro:bit
Make a Compass
Students will create a Compass, which they can use to reinforce mathematics concepts
4- Making Music
- Students learn how to code their Micro:bit to make beautiful music, using a Piezo buzzer.
5- RGB LED
Students will connect a Red Green Blue (RGB) LED to the Microbit. Students can then program the Microbit to mix red, green and blue light to make any colour.
6- Radio, Radio
- Students will create a communication device that can send and receive radio signals. This serves as an introductory lesson for the Recycle Racer Activity.
Data Display (Serial Print)
7- Data Display (Serial Print) – intermediate
This lesson will introduce the Serial Print Block. This allows the Microbit to display the values of its sensors on the computer.