Programming in elementary school
The new “Starter Set for micro:bit” by fischertechnik is a great method for teaching students in grade 3 and above the basic principles of programming with single board micro:bit computers. The set includes the fischertechnik parts needed for building three stationary models, and the new fischertechnik “micro:bit IO F5 adapter”. This adapter board features 8 outputs and 6 inputs. It can be used to control the three simple and easy to understand simulation models (a pedestrian light, an automated hand dryer, and an automated parking barrier) equipped with actuators and sensors using the “micro:bit” board. The additional teaching and activity materials, available for free download on the fischertechnik eLearning Portal, provide direction on getting started with the models, as well as performing various informative tasks.