Zero Day Camp is happy to collaborate with PS 93 in Bed-Sty Brooklyn to present a 5 week after school CS introduction program using the Microbit. Physical computing is a great way to engage young learners and being to understand how computers and code can affect the world around them. The Microbit is a small computer which supports input connections using alligator clips and comes packed with multiple sensors. To learn more visit: microbit.org.
This session involves 2nd and 3rd-grade students and starts with simple circuit building to more complex projects. For each session, students learn a fundamental computer science principle such as loops, conditionals, and variables. See the following breakdown of the sessions and available teaching resources:
Week 1: LED Circuits
Campers learn about the flow of electricity by turning a LED on/off. Coding principles such as loops are introduced to light the LED in sequence and with timing.
Week 2: Playdoh Basketball
Campers create a basketball court and ball and learn about variables to keep score and increment.
Week 3: Making a Compass
Campers learn about conditional statements and use their Microbits to create a compass.
Week 4: Making a Morse Code Phone
Campers will create Morse code “cell phones” and create code which will allow two Microbits to send and receive messages using the radio functionality.
Week 5: Rock- Paper- Scissors
This week campers will be encouraged to connect the prior lessons and create a rock- paper- scissor game independently.