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Mini DT Challenge

Python Intro to micro:bit

Bands: Years 7-8

Duration: 2 weeks (4-6 hours)

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

Learn how to program a BBC micro:bit using the Grok micro:bit simulator. Use the MicroPython programming language to make a pet that you can feed and play with.

Discover how embedded hardware (micro:bit) and software (MicroPython) combine to create digital systems that you can interactive with!

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Challenge lesson plan

Curriculum Concepts

Key concept

F-2 3-4 5-6 7-8 9-10
Data representation
(ACTDIK002) (ACTDIK008) (ACTDIK015) (ACTDIK024) (ACTDIK035)
Implementation
(ACTDIP011) (ACTDIP020) (ACTDIP030) (ACTDIP041)

Linked resources

micro:bit Cheatsheet

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

micro:bit Images Poster

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

Blockly Intro to micro:bit

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