Digital world: Electronic charm

Children design, code, make and promote a Micro:bit electronic charm to use in low-light conditions, developing their understanding of programming to monitor and control their products. *New*

Choose your lesson

Lesson 1: Smart wearables

Pupils explore wearable technology before discovering how a micro:bit can be used to problem-solve a product design scenario

Lesson 2: Programming an eCharm

Pupils write a program to initiate a flashing LED panel using the Micro:bit light sensing, as part of their eCharm

Lesson 3: eCharm pouches

Children create and decorate a foam pouch for their eCharm, using a template

Lesson 4: Point of sale displays

Children design a point of sale display badge and/or stand using CAD (computer-aided design) software to accompany their eCharm if it were to go on sale in a shop.

Assess your pupils

Assessment quiz and Knowledge catcher. These can be used at the start of the unit to access where pupils are in their learning as well as the end of the unit to assess progress. Go to assessment resources