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Design the casing for your flood warning system

Draw and annotate casing that meets a design brief and design criteria

This is one of a series of resources to support the use of the BBC micro:bit in Design and Technology lessons.

Flooding is becoming increasingly common in parts of the United Kingdom and causes a lot of damage to peoples’ homes. The sooner a potential flood can be detected, the more time homeowners have to prepare and to save their property.

In this unit of learning, learners will identify the design problems presented by flooding. They will then develop a working flood warning system using the BBC micro:bit.

Activity info, teachers' notes and curriculum links

In this activity, learners will design a suitable casing for their BBC micro:bit flood warning system.

The activity sheet includes teachers' notes, useful web links, and links (where appropriate) to the national curriculum in each of the four devolved nations; England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

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