Year 6, Term 3: Robotics

Focus: Robotics

Scope and sequence: Binary numbers, Hexadecimal numbers

Learning intention: Students use coding and electric sensors to interact with electronic devices.

NSW Syllabus
Australian Curriculum (version 9.0)
"A student explains how digital systems represent data, connect together to form networks and transmit data." (ST3-11DI-T)
"Students learn to explain how electrical energy can be transformed into movement, sound or light in a product or system." (AC9TDE6K02)

Week 1

Introduction to topic

Acceleration and accelerometers

This video (5:48) explains acceleration and accelerometers using examples from smartphones.  An activity towards the end shows how this technology can be applied to making a digital dice using a micro:bit.


Week 2

Light detection

A micro:bit can be used to measure light as shown in this video (5:17).

Week 3

Sensing moisture

This video (6:43) shows how the micro:bit can be programmed to measure moisture in soil to create a water monitoring system.

Week 4

Using LEDs


Week 5

Week 6

Week 7

Connecting two micro:bits together

The following video (8:30) is quite advanced so you will need to pause and review certain sections many times.  In the end you will be able to measure and graph temperature in real time.

Week 8

Creation of an electronic quiz game console

Week 9

Using electric motors as generators to measure airflow.

This video (5:13) featuring students from Drummond Memorial School shows how electric motors can be used as generators to measure airflow when connected to a micro:bit.


Week 10

Moderated self-assessment


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