Light-Up Signs: Programming Lights
In this lesson, challenge children to consider ways in which lights, such as LEDs, are used in a range of products – and how they are programmed and controlled. The included slides show some ways in which lights (connected to microcontrollers such as Raspberry Pis or BBC micro:bits) can be programmed and controlled using simple 'code block' software such as Scratch.
After that, there's a choice of activities (depending on the computing resources you have available) where children may either program actual LEDs, or write a program to control virtual Christmas tree lights using Scratch.
- Lesson plan
- Activity ideas
- Teacher's notes
- Differentiated worksheets
- Challenge cards