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 4, Grade 5, Grade 6
Grade 4 Science – Plant Sensing and Responding
Grade 5 Science – Simple Machines
Many curricular competencies from Science and ADST are incorporated.
- Launching January 2023
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Finished the workshop?
You can purchase a class set of micro:bits for 10% off in our Science Store to take home today after your workshop!