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DT Challenge

Blockly Smart Garden

Bands: Years 5-6

Duration: 4-5 weeks (8-15 hours)

Learn about the BBC micro:bit while creating your own super-sensing Smart Garden!

Learn how to program a BBC micro:bit using Blockly — no experience required. Learn the basics of programming in Blockly with our full BBC micro:bit simulator. Create a Smart Garden device to monitor the health of your plants, measuring temperature and wiring up a simple soil moisture sensor.

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Curriculum Concepts

Key concept

F-2 3-4 5-6 7-8 9-10
Digital systems
(ACTDIK001) (ACTDIK007) (ACTDIK014) (ACTDIK023) (ACTDIK034)
Data representation
(ACTDIK002) (ACTDIK008) (ACTDIK015) (ACTDIK024) (ACTDIK035)
Algorithms
(ACTDIP004) (ACTDIP010) (ACTDIP019) (ACTDIP029) (ACTDIP040)
Implementation
(ACTDIP011) (ACTDIP020) (ACTDIP030) (ACTDIP041)