DIY micro:bit metal detector (Years 5-6)

This activity shows one way to incorporate Digital Technologies into a goldfields unit in an authentic way using a micro:bit.

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Year band(s) 5-6
Content type Lesson ideas
Format Document
Core and overarching concepts Implementation (programming), Data acquisition, Data interpretation, Specification (decomposing problems), Algorithms, Digital systems
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


Define problems with given or co developed design criteria and by creating user stories


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

Technologies & Programming Language​s Electronic programming boards
Keywords data collection, data interpretation, algorithms, implementation, micro:bit, digital systems, peripheral device, DTIF, DTiF, dtif, ACARA
Integrated, cross-curriculum, special needs Literacy, Numeracy, Digital Literacy

Australian Government Department of Education and Training


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