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Age Range: 11-14
Duration: 0-29 mins
  • Computing
  • D&T

Transport displays designed for users

Investigate what information travellers on the London Underground need

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

The London Underground is one of the busiest public transport systems in the world. It is used for over 1.2 billion journeys a year. Passengers need up to date information when using it so that they can plan their journeys well.

In this unit, learners will use the BBC micro:bit to develop a prototype for a programmable information system for users of the London Underground. 

Activity info, teachers' notes and curriculum links

In this activity, learners will investigate the needs of users of the London Underground, the information that they require and how programmable systems may help to provide solutions.

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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