Digital world: Navigating the world

Children program a navigation tool to produce a multifunctional device for trekkers. They combine 3D objects to form a complete product in CAD 3D modelling software. The unit accumulates with a pitch to share and 'sell' the children's final product concepts and programs to the Adventure Awaits company guest panel.

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Lesson 1: Navigating the world

Developing an informed design brief and criteria based on information extracted and analysed from a client's letter.

Learning Objective

To write a design brief and criteria based on a client request

Lesson 2: Programming a navigation tool

Children program a navigation tool, combining multiple functions learnt across the Digital world units and new functions such as a cardinal compass, to produce a multifunctional device for trekkers.

Learning Objective

To write a program to include multiple functions as part of a navigation device

Lesson 3: Product concept

Pupils learn about the impact humans are having on the planet. They consider how we can make more sustainable material choices and develop a sustainable concept for housing the processor (Micro:bit) of our Navigation tool.

Learning Objective

To develop a sustainable product concept

Lesson 4: 3D CAD models

Developing existing essential 3D CAD skills to combine 3D objects to form a complete product in CAD 3D modelling software.

Learning Objective

To develop 3D CAD skills to produce a virtual model

Lesson 5: Product pitch

Celebrating the completion of the project by supporting the pupils through a pitch (presentation) to share and 'sell' their final product concepts and programs to the Adventure Awaits company guest panel.

Learning Objective

To present a pitch to ‘sell’ the product to a specified client

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