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DiC mini DT Challenge

Blockly micro:bit Blast-off!

Bands: Years 3-4, 5-6

Duration: 2 weeks (4-6 hours)

Make a cool rocket ship with the BBC micro:bit using the Blockly visual programming environment.

Prepare for launch with the micro:bit! Set your sights on the stars by making a rocket ship, complete with countdown. You don't need a real micro:bit to participate. Use our full micro:bit simulator to learn, explore what the micro:bit can do! Blast-off in 3, 2, 1! If you have a micro:bit you can use our resources to build a cardboard rocket.

Rocket instructions

Rocket cut-outs

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Downloadable resources for this challenge

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Teacher notes

Curriculum Concepts

Key concept

F-2 3-4 5-6 7-8 9-10
Digital systems
(ACTDIK001) (ACTDIK007) (ACTDIK014) (ACTDIK023) (ACTDIK034)
Implementation
(ACTDIP011) (ACTDIP020) (ACTDIP030) (ACTDIP041)

Linked resources

Blockly Intro to micro:bit

Learn about the BBC micro:bit while creating your own virtual pet!

micro:bit Images Poster

A handy reference for all of the images you can quickly display on your micro:bit!

micro:bit Cheatsheet

A cheatsheet for how to do simple tasks on the micro:bit.