Micro:bit - Introduction to conditionals - Barclays Code Playground
Key Stage: Key Stage 2 Coding Language: Micro:bit Resource type: Lesson plan + teacher guide
Conditional statements are all around us in everyday life and in computing. Use everyday examples to bring conditionals to life and get the class moving with an offline activity before creating a Rock, Paper, Scissors game using the micro:bit.
Key resource information
- You will need: Laptops or desktop computers, BBC micro:bits (one per computer), https://microbit.org
Teaching assessment opportunities
- Have the children play the game against each other, or play themselves against the micro:bit
- 45 minutes
- "Using my knowledge of variables and conditionals, I can create a game of Rock, Paper, Scissors with my micro:bit”
- “I understand the operation of a process and its outcome. I can structure related items of information.”
- “I can demonstrate a range of basic problem solving skills by building simple programs to carry out a given task, using an appropriate language.”
Introduction to Micro:bit
The BBC Micro:bit is an external device designed to introduce children to the basics of coding through physical computing. It's a great way to help your class understand the relationship between code and the devices it controls. Use this lesson to introduce the micro:bit and help your class get started with physical computing.