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This sample, taken from a teacher guide, makes use of Lego NXT programmable kits to create musical instruments. Controllable devices are built that can ‘play’ percussion instruments such as a xylophone and a drum; other ideas include making a trumpet using NXT touch sensors for buttons, or controlling tone using...
This sample of a teacher guide shows how the Lego NXT programmable brick can be used with compatible sensors as a versatile data logging kit. It contains examples of data logging in the wider world to help students engage with the topic, and guidance for simple investigative activities that link to science,...
The children apply their computational thinking skills through design and development and begin to understand the...
This Key Stage 1 activity introduces children to QR (Quick Response) Codes. The children use tablets to scan QR Codes and guess the minibeasts from a given habitat.
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This Key Stage 2 activity teaches children about communicating securely.
The children learn that messages throughout time have been be encrypted and decrypted using ciphers.
They explore cryptography and gain an understanding of need for secure communications.
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In this article from Hello World we discuss how the foundations of computer science can contribute to Key Stage 1 mathematics and vice versa.
Here is a suite of downloadable resources to inspire pupils or support teachers using the concepts and technology behind the innovative Gravity Jet Suit.
This presentation introduces the Makey Makey. It starts with basic connection to the device and demonstrating a simple circuit. Activities include controlling your keyboard to type, use the mouse and controlling Scratch using simple code.
This resource describes 5 mini projects using the Makey Makey.
- Create a joystick / games controller
- Create arrows to control a character in Scratch
- Controlling the mouse
- Making the onboard LED's flash
- Controlling a motor using the 5V output