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Bread, mould and micro:bits, using digital technologies to gather and the interpret data – Student Incursion for Stage 4-5

Teacher and student learning together with technology

Have you completed the mouldy bread experiment with your students? 

Want to take it to the next level with digital technologies and the micro:bit?

Join educators from the T4L Team in this online digital incursion to discover the key factors in making mould grow with the power of digital technologies. 

In this digital incursion you and your students will: 

  • define the controlled, independent and dependent variables that influence mouldy bread 

  • explore the influence of these variables including light, temperature and moisture level 

  • build computational thinking and coding skills as students program a virtual or physical micro:bit to measure these key variables 

Using this data and information, students will also be challenged to think about 

  •  the importance of repeated trials 

  • how to interpret and analyse the data gathered from the micro:bit with the aid of graphs

Note this digital incursion is suitable for both students learning online as well as in the regular classroom. Students do not need a micro:bit and can use the virtual micro:bit to complete the coding and computational thinking components. 

To make the most out of this session your students will need: 

  • a device connected to the internet with a web browser open and the MakeCode micro:bit website open

  • if using within the classroom we recommend having the webinar showing on a standalone machine, panel or projector to enable your students to actively follow along on their device 

If you are planning to use this incursion as part of a learning from home experience, simply click to register and share the webinar link (that will be emailed to you) with your students. 

Simply click below to register with your Department of Education email address and you will receive an email confirmation with your link to join on the day. 

Register now