Intro to Programming with Tracy and micro:bit
- Level Middle School
- Contact Hours 80
- Timeframe Semester
The Introduction to Programming with Tracy and micro:bit course merges the Physical Computing with micro:bit and the Introduction to Python with Tracy courses. Students learn the prerequisite programming knowledge with Tracy and then apply these concepts to physical computing with the micro:bit.
Students learn about the world Tracy lives in and how to form commands that she will understand!
Moving Tracy Efficiently
Students build on the commands they've learned to instruct Tracy around all parts of her world.
Designing and Communicating Solutions
Students explore useful ways to break down large problems to write readable and successful programs.
Controlling Tracy with Variables
Students learn to use variables and user input to control their Tracy commands.
Intro to micro:bit
Students learn the basics of the micro:bit, such as how to light up and change the brightness of LEDs and how to use variables to write more versatile programs.
Students use if-else statements and while loops to instruct Tracy to make decisions based on conditions.
Program Control with micro:bit
Students combine control structures, such as if/else statements and loops, with the micro:bit built-in and external sensors to write programs that react to the outside world.
Students put together all they've learned to create more advanced programs!
Students explore all of the capabilities of the micro:bit on their own as they research, explore, and teach their peers about new sensors.
Explore programs that your students will build throughout this course!
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