How to use physical computing devices to enhance the key stage 2 science curriculum (and make interactive Christmas decorations!) RH163 / A08

Start date
13 Nov 18
1 Day
University of Hertfordshire, De Havilland Campus, Mosquito Way, Hatfield AL10 9EU View on Google Map


During this workshop, we'll examine how to use physical computing devices, including the BBC micro:bit, to facilitate cross-curricular projects involving elements of both the computing and science curriculum at Key Stage 2.

Throughout the session, you will undertake a range of engaging, hands-on tasks, which can be used within the classroom to enhance pupils' programming ability and scientific understanding.  A range of resources will be provided to take away, in addition to further examples of projects covering additional areas of the curriculum.  Due to the time of year the course is running, we'll also examine ways interactive Christmas decorations can be produced by pupils.

In order to implement the course content within your school, a class set (15 devices) is available for attendees to borrow for approximately six weeks following the course. There is no additional charge for this service and further details are available on request.


You will be able to:

  • explore how the micro:bit can be used to deliver an engaging KS2 curriculum
  • examine how additional components can support learning in STEM subjects
  • create a range of engaging programs, including interactive Christmas decorations
  • discover teaching resources for delivering content with the micro:bit in your school


How to use computing devices to enhance the key stage 2 science curriculum13 November 201813:15-16:30University of Hertfordshire

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State-funded school or collegeActivity fee£75.00 +VAT
Fee-paying school or college (independent)Activity fee£150.00 +VAT

Additional information

For courses at the National STEM Learning Centre in York, fees include meals and accommodation for the duration of the course. 


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