Kitronik Lesson in a Box - Visual Computing Pack for the BBC micro:bit
Kitronik Lesson in a Box - Visual Computing Pack for the BBC micro:bit
Kitronik Lesson in a Box - Visual Computing Pack for the BBC micro:bit
Kitronik Lesson in a Box - Visual Computing Pack for the BBC micro:bit
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Kitronik Lesson in a Box - Visual Computing Pack for the BBC micro:bit

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Designed by Teacher's and tested by Pupil's to save you time when teaching Visual Computing at KS3/KS4 (US equivalent - Grades 6-8/9-10).

Description:

The Lesson in a Box Visual Computing pack for micro:bit, available separately here, is a complete set of parts & teaching resources to enable successful cross-curricular lessons at KS3/4 (US equivalent - Grades 6-8/9-10). The subject packs come with a detailed lesson plan, cross-referenced to: class slides, workbooks/worksheets, checklists etc., technician’s notes and where appropriate, AFL guidance with answers and plenaries.

  • The Kit covers the following subjects;
      • D and T.
      • Computing.
      • Physics/Combined Science.
      • Geography.
      • Enrichments

In developing this box we wanted it to be affordable, useful and robust enough for teachers to use again and again. The resources cover not only the KS3/KS4 (US equivalent - Grades 6-8/9-10) specifications but also personal development by encouraging pupils to view traditional STEM activities as having value across their curriculum.

The teaching resources included in this pack are set out in a ‘teacher-friendly way, with sufficient detail to enable you to ‘lift’ them, photocopy them and run your lesson(s) with minimal fuss straight out of the box.

Each lesson includes:

  • Technicians Notes.
  • Lesson plans/ Schemes of work.
  • Slideshows.
  • Workbooks/sheets.
  • Assessment questions.
  • Example code.

The activities in The Lesson in a Box Visual Computing pack utilise the BBC microbit, the Kitronik ZIP Halo HD for micro:bit and a clippable motor driver board designed specifically for these types of activities. The advantages of the microbit are that, while being easy to use, it is feature-packed and it can be coded with languages that suit every ability level.

Features:

  • The Lesson in a Box (Visual Computing) is a complete set of electronics and teaching resources to enable successful cross-curricular lessons with minimal teacher effort.
  • No soldering is required for technicians or students.
  • The kit has been tried and tested by pupils and developed by teachers.
  • These subject packs are a basic introduction to cross-curricular visual computing.
  • The resources cover not only the KS3/KS4 (US equivalent - Grades 6-8/9-10) specifications but also personal development by encouraging pupils to view traditional STEM activities as having value across their curriculum.
  • The subject packs come with a detailed lesson plan, cross-referenced to: class slides, workbooks/ worksheets, checklists etc., technician’s notes and where appropriate, AFL guidance with answers and plenaries.
  • The sturdy reusable Gratnells tray is robust enough for teachers to use again and again.
  • It's fun to teach and fun to learn!

Contents:

 

Video:

 

What's on the USB Drive:

On the USB you will find full teaching resources for 13 lessons and 2 enrichments as follows:

  • Design & Technology;
    • KS3 Mood Light Cultures of Lighting Challenge (Scheme of Work - 6 lessons).
    • KS4 Design Prototyping (1 lesson).
  • Computing;
    • KS3 Iteration and Loops (1 lesson).
    • KS4 Selection and If-Statements (1 lesson).
  • Physical/Combined Science;
    • KS3 Air Resistance and Drag Experiments (1 lesson).
    • KS4 Visual Data Experiments (1 lesson).
  • Geography;
    • KS3 Earthquake Shake Table Experiments - Strong Structures (1 lesson).
    • KS4 Earthquake Shake Table Experiments - Comparing Earthquakes (1 lesson).
  • Enrichment/Open Days;
    • Dance and Light Challenge.
    • Kaleidoscope Challenge.
  • The USB drive also contains;
    • Teacher's and Technician’s Guides.
    • DXF files for making additional cardboard templates.
    • A printable template for cutting by hand is also included as a PDF.
    • The code HEX files for each lesson.
    • Solderless TT motor board assembly guide.

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