Enhancing the Science Curriculum: Simple coding to enrich practical work in Science RB298 / C207

Start date
3 Feb 22
Crawshaw Academy, Robin Lane, Pudsey LS28 9HU View on Google Map

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Summary: This course will enable teachers to  easily introduce coding into common science experiments with applications from KS2 to 4.  The course will use cheap programmable sensors( MicroBits) which can be hired from the Computing Hub network. 

Delivered in partnership with the computer science network.


  • to motivate students through the use of coding in Science practical’s
  • to introduce applications of coding
  • to develop cross curricular computer science skills
  • to allow opportunities for those students who do not follow Computer Science GCSE to meet NC requirements.

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On completion of this course you will

  • understand the capabilities of the micro-bit in science practical applications
  • be able to input simple code for a particular purpose
  • apply more complex pre written code to common applications to measure i) light ii) temperature iii) acceleration
  • action plan to deliver an activity
  • be able to develop coherence between the delivery of science and computer science

This course will allow participants to support their school in meeting the requirements of the Computer Science National Curriculum: KS4  “All pupils should be taught to: develop and apply their analytic, problem-solving, design, and computational thinking skills”


Enhancing the Science Curriculum: Simple coding to enrich practical work in Science03 February 202213:00-15:00Crawshaw Academy

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State-funded school or collegeActivity fee£95.00 +VAT
Fee-paying school or college (independent)Activity fee£145.00 +VAT

This course still has availability, book now

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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