Tackle time and space with Doctor Who and the BBC micro:bit

Join The Doctor on an adventure of courage, cunning and coding!

We may have helped the Doctor protect the Earth from a supernova explosion in our Doctor Who and the micro:bit Live Lesson, but he now needs our help once again!

The Daleks are back with a new plan - a Reality Bomb! It's going to take all of your courage, inventiveness and Key Stage 3 computing skills to save the universe from this new threat.

To help you and the Doctor through this mess, you have me! I am a Multiplanar Intelligence Commanding Rescue Operations, Beating Interstellar Trouble.

If that's a mouthful, call me 'MICROBIT'. Or 'BIT' if we're friends.

I'll update this page with the Doctor's mission broadcasts, and offer advice on how to proceed.

Teachers! Now's a great time to prepare your class for the intergalactic crisis ahead. You can download the teacher's pack for each mission, to get the very best out of each activity. You can find the associated teachers notes with each mission below and at the top of each mission page.

For more BBC micro:bit activities check out the official website, or the Make it Digital BBC micro:bit page.

Part 1: Mission Sonic

What plan does the Doctor have in mind to save the Universe from the Reality Bomb? Click here to get started!

You can download the teacher notes for this mission now! Right click and choose 'save as' to save the .zip file. It includes:

  • A lesson plan structure
  • An accompanying slideshow presentation
  • Help sheets for creating the scripts for this mission
  • Sample micro:bit .hex files covered in this mission

This mission will put these computing skills to the test:

  • Coding Skills
  • Computational Thinking
  • Creative Project Design
  • Programming and Development

Part 2: Mission Decode

The Doctor has intercepted some seriously strange data from the Daleks; it's up to you to help decode it. Click here to get started!

You can download the teacher notes for this mission now! Right click and choose 'save as' to save the .zip file. It includes:

  • A lesson plan structure
  • An accompanying slideshow presentation
  • Help sheets for creating the scripts for this mission
  • Sample micro:bit .hex files covered in this mission

This mission will put these computing skills to the test:

  • Data and Data Processing
  • Communication and Networks
  • Algorithms
  • Programming and Development

Part 3: Mission Hack

It's the final mission! Click here to get hacking and infiltrate the Dalek spaceship.

You can download the teacher notes for this mission now! Right click and choose 'save as' to save the .zip file. It includes:

  • A lesson plan structure
  • An accompanying slideshow presentation
  • A student worksheet
  • The sample micro:bit .hex file covered in this mission

This mission will put these computing skills to the test:

  • Programming and development
  • Data and data representation
  • Algorithms