micro:bit: Mission to Mars - Live Lesson

Explore the limits of the universe with the BBC micro:bit

Reach for the stars with this BBC micro:bit Live Lesson, which investigates how computer science can be used to aid human space exploration.

The programme is designed for Key Stage 3/3rd Level pupils and involves exploring how the BBC micro:bit can be used to measure, calculate and understand aspects of your personal environment

Combining computing with mathematics, physics and biology, we explore key scientific measures including speed, acceleration, temperature and moisture, and how these factors are instrumental in an astronaut's work.

Students can download, manipulate and adapt the code that we use in the lesson, using them in their own classroom experiments.

This edited programme, presented by Ed Petrie and Fran Scott was first streamed live to schools in June 2016.

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