CSF2 & RS – Unit 8 Micro:Bit Smart Car


Janeal Tyler, Computer Science Teacher

In this unit students will build a Micro:Bit Smart Car.  Once they complete their Smart Car students will learn about Ultrasonic sensors and how to program their Smart Car to avoid obstacles.

At the beginning of every topic, students are STRONGLY encouraged to write down all of the vocabulary words, definitions, and key concepts found in the concept folders.  These notes will help students a lot to complete assignments and tests.

Students are learning how to:

  • Decompose problems into smaller components through systematic analysis, using constructs such as procedures, modules, and/or objects.

  • Illustrate ways computing systems implement logic, input, and output through hardware components.

  • Describe how artificial intelligence drives many software and physical systems.

  • Use and adapt classic algorithms to solve computational problems.

  • Evaluate algorithms in terms of their efficiency, correctness, and clarity.

Students are learning about these things so that they can:

  • Build a programmable Micro:Bit Smart Car

  • Explain the difference between graphical programming and syntax programming

  • Apply my knowledge of infrared sensors to the functionality of my smart car

  • Apply my knowledge of ultrasonic sensors to the functionality of my smart car.

Students will know they are successful when they get a perfect score on the following assignments (Keep in mind they have unlimited redos):

  • MB-SC Question of the Day Discussion 10 pts Due 4/21

  • MB-SC Commit to Learning 11 pts Due 4/21

  • Building the Smart Car CFU 2 pts Due 4/21

  • Graphical Programming CFU 2 pts Due 4/21

  • Infrared Sensors CFU 2 pts Due 4/21

  • Ultrasonic Sensors CFU 2 pts Due 4/21

  • MB-SC Make Sense of Learning 15 pts Due 4/28

  • MB-SC Practice and Rehearse OPTIONAL 8 pts Due 4/28

  • MB-SC Extend and Apply 15 pts Due 4/28

  • MB-SC Quiz 10 pts Due 4/28


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