The dice uses sparkles and a code to make them flash randomly. What is the probability of the same numbers being picked and does that mean it is truly random? It is also relevant here to think about nets and dice shape.
This uses a motor, a sparkle and a marble to imitate a lighthouse. It can be made harder by incorporating LDRs.
Very simply, this involves making sparkles flash. The challenge is to work out how long a ‘dot’ and a ‘dash’ are, and to successfully code a message in Morse code.
Using LDRs and sparkles, the student learns how to code a nightlight coming on only once it gets dark. Digital switches can also be incorporated into this.
Ideal for a Halloween-themed coding lesson! Using sparkles to mirror a candle in a pumpkin – can you make it flicker or only come on once it’s dark?
Ideal for a Halloween-themed coding lesson! Using sparkles to imitate eyes in a portrait – but can be made harder using LDRs or making the lights fade in and out.
Using sparkles to code flashing sequences. There are variations on difficulty including the introduction of switches.
This micro:bit resource explains how the on board buttons and sensors can be controlled, using the micro:bit visual Makecode – blocks.The resources explains how to control:On board buttonsLight sensorTemperature sensorMagnetic field sensor and compassMotion sensorThis resource has been provided by Gemma Taylor.
This collection of resources provides ideas and activities to engage students in the maths content included in GCSE Design and Technology. The resources could be used in secondary or GCSE lessons, depending on the students' abilities. All resources provided by Helen Dunn (@MrsD_Helen), Parkside School.
This maths resource accompanies a boom box project, calculating resistance, capacitance and amplification. It contains 4 worksheets that would make a classroom activity, homework challenge or extension task.This resource has been provided by Helen Dunn.