Children’s experimental skills will be tested to the max using micro:bit in working on a temperature detector attached to a mini-fan. This gadget is programmed to monitor room temperature and automatically activate itself when presented with specified conditions. This is done using a controller board, adapted by programming code to display a reaction to pre-defined temperature settings. To achieve the desired outcomes, children have to modify their paradigms, thinking, attitudes and behaviors as they experiment with a host of variables to reach their target. No prior experience required
This course will provide children with:
– opportunities to test experimental outcomes, thus laying foundational much-desired research skills
– trial and error problem-solving opportunities leading towards knowledge creation efficacy resulting in the creation of new and useful knowledge
– goal-setting and independent study skills as they are challenged towards reaching a target
Space Ship Micro:bit is designed as an educational and creative tool to encourage children to engage in software writing. The wonders of the micro:bit are tremendous resulting in many novel creations such as games and robotic helpers.
Micro:bit is available for purchase should the child wish to pre-own it.
How do we at KidsCode impart our knowledge to your child?
- We guide your child through step-by-step exercises to create the temperature detector project
- After which we get them to rebuild this project or do a slight variation of it
- We then leave them to build a simple new project from scratch
- We get them to work on this new project without any guidance
- We repeat the process to instill confidence and familiarity
This recursive training method helps to instill the basics of coder and maker, the sense of adventure and the confidence to explore new ways to code or explore other purposes for micro:bit even after the course has been completed!