Year 6 – Lesson 3 – Sensing inputs

Curriculum KS2 Unit Lesson

Pupils will initially use the buttons to change the value of a variable using selection. They will then develop their programs to update the variable by moving their micro:bit using the accelerometer to sense motion. Finally, they will learn that a variable’s value remains the same after it has been checked by the program.

Learning objectives

To update a variable with a user input

  • I can use a condition to change a variable
  • I can experiment with different physical inputs
  • I can explain that checking a variable doesn’t change its value

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