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Blooming Flowers with Micro:bit Motors (Launching Jan 2023)

Please note – this workshop will be launching in January 2023. Information on this page may change.

In "Blooming Flowers with Micro:bit Motors", students will engage in the design cycle while they work towards building and coding a flower structure that, via servo motor, "blooms" when the micro:bit is exposed to light.


This workshop will have students tinkering from the moment they sit down! After a discussion about how plants respond to different stimuli, students will be challenged to explore and code a servo motor attached to a micro:bit. They can then incorporate this movement into a flower that they will build out of straws, connectors, and paper so that when fully assembled, will appear to bloom when a bright light is shone on the micro:bit light sensors.

Grade Levels

Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6

Curriculum Links

Grade 4 Science – Plant Sensing and Responding

Grade 5 Science – Simple Machines

Many curricular competencies from Science and ADST are incorporated.

Availability

  • Monday-Friday
  • Launching January 2023

Language

  • English

Additional Information

Workshop Information

Check out what requirements you’ll need to book a field trip on our Field Trip page.

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Artist: Jeff Kulak

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Artist: Jeff Kulak

Jeff is a senior graphic designer at Science World. His illustration work has been published in the Walrus, The National Post, Reader’s Digest and Chickadee Magazine. He loves to make music, ride bikes, and spend time in the forest.

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Artist: Jeff Kulak

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Artist: Michelle Yong

Michelle is a designer with a focus on creating joyful digital experiences! She enjoys exploring the potential forms that an idea can express itself in and helping then take shape.

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Michelle is a designer with a focus on creating joyful digital experiences! She enjoys exploring the potential forms that an idea can express itself in and helping then take shape.

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Artist: Ty Dale

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Artist: Ty Dale

From Canada, Ty was born in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1993. From his chaotic workspace he draws in several different illustrative styles with thick outlines, bold colours and quirky-child like drawings. Ty distils the world around him into its basic geometry, prompting us to look at the mundane in a different way.