Controlling Light

In this sequence of lessons, students will investigate how electrical energy can control light (circuitry) as they work in pairs to code their flashing lights using Arduino, to a piece of music.

Download the entire FREE Year 6 Controlling Light lesson content below
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Year 6 Lesson plans
Year 6 PowerPoint Slides
Design and Technology project outline
Arduino Software Installation Guide

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Lesson one preview:
Controlling Light (40-60 mins)
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Lesson two preview:
Electrical Energy (90 mins)
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Lesson three preview:
Digital Systems (90 mins)
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Lesson four preview:
Flashing Lights (90 mins)
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The learning focuses on growth mindset and perseverance and is linked to the curriculum in Science, Digital Technologies and Design and Technologies.

The Year 6 lessons and resources provide students with opportunities to learn how to program an Arduino, develop their computational thinking skills and deepen their understanding of STEM careers.

Students also have the opportunity to continue their learning by participating in a design and technologies project at school.

I was really fun because of the endless possibilities of coding we can do. It helps us persevere as well.

-Year 6 student

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