The Grade 9s have been exploring the foundational concepts of Computer Programming. This week, we explored conditional statements which allows us to manipulate a programme so that the computer responds to changing conditions. They wrote algorithms, using the Microsoft software ‘MakeCode’, to programme their microbit to conduct three different scenarios –
1. Choose a random song as if it was a music player;
2. Age verifier allowing someone to book a PG13 film; and
3. Temperature alarm system to alert the user if temperature exceeded 30 degrees, or dropped below 10 degrees.
Next week, students will independently create code to assign houses to our new Grade 8 students.