Classroom ideas: Micro:bit Environmental Measurement (visual programming) (Years 5-6)

This tutorial shows the coding needed for digital solutions of some environmental issues that can be created using pseudocode and visual programming. It can also be created using general-purpose programming.

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Year band(s) 5-6
Content type Lesson ideas
Format Document
Core and overarching concepts Abstraction, Data acquisition, Data interpretation, Algorithms, Implementation (programming), Specification (decomposing problems), Impact and interactions, Computational thinking, Systems thinking
Australian Curriculum Digital Technologies code(s)

Investigate the main internal components of common digital systems and their function


Examine how digital systems form networks to transmit data


Design algorithms involving multiple alternatives (branching) and iteration


Design a user interface for a digital system


Generate, modify, communicate and evaluate designs


Implement algorithms as visual programs involving control structures, variables and input

Keywords Data collection, data representation, data interpretation, DTiF, dtif, DTIF, ACARA, microbit, micro:bit, environment, digital solution, general purpose programming, visual programming, programming
Integrated, cross-curriculum, special needs Literacy, Digital Literacy, Numeracy

Australian Government Department of Education and Training


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