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Motivating Micro:bits

We've all been there - the inevitable state of boredom. Coding is a great tool to solve a lot of problems so why not use it motivate you out of your bored state?!

In this workshop, students will learn how to turn the task of a “boredom buster” – a random generator that will output an activity of their liking to do when they’re bored – into an algorithm that they can code in a variety of different ways. In doing so, we can explore conditional statements, variables, arrays, random numbers, and inputs on the micro:bits. From there we can work towards enhancing their code further in ways to make it more useful in their lives.

Grade Levels

Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7

Curriculum Links

Grade 6-7 ADST – Computational Thinking

Many curricular competencies from Physical and Health Education and ADST are incorporated.

 

Availability

  • Monday-Friday
  • October 2022 - December 2022

Language

  • English

Additional Information

Workshop Information

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

Motivating Micro:bits Requirements

  • Maximum 30 students
  • Students must be prepared to work in pairs

Required Post-workshop Survey

  • You will be required to complete a demographic survey upon completion of this workshop. For more information about why we are collecting this information, visit our Tech-Up page.

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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

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

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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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: 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

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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.