DT Challenge - 7/8 Python - Introduction to Microbit

Discover how embedded hardware (micro:bit) and software (MicroPython) combine to create digital systems that you can interactive with!
To do the challenge offline use this guide to support students. 

Additional details

Year band(s) 7-8
Content type Student challenges
Format Web page
Core and overarching concepts Computational thinking, Algorithms, Implementation (programming)
Australian Curriculum Digital Technologies code(s)

Investigate how digital systems represent text, image and audio data in binary


Design algorithms represented diagrammatically and in English, and trace algorithms to predict output for a given input and to identify errors


Implement and modify programs with user interfaces involving branching, iteration and functions in a general-purpose programming language


Evaluate how student solutions and existing information systems meet needs, are innovative, and take account of future risks and sustainability

Technologies & Programming Language​s Python
Keywords Data: Collection, Representation, Interpretation, Specification, Algorithms, Implementation, Interactions, Python, Australian Computing Academy, Microbit

Australian Computing Academy


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