Introduction

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Welcome to micro:bit Data and Climate Change guide! We will be covering many interesting topics such as coding, data visualization, servo motors and LED grids.
The projects we'll be making will help us better represent and understand large quantities of information related to climate change.

Ways to use this guide

We provide different ways for you to learn about these fascinating topics and get started tinkering with code, micro:bits and more. There are three different levels of engagement and discovery; let's go over them:
  1. 1.
    If you are familiar with Data Visualization, Climate Change, micro:bits, servos, MakeCode and Neopixel LEDs, you may dive right into the Activities, by visiting our Activities page.
  2. 2.
    If you have some knowledge of the topics we are covering, and maybe don't have too much time to invest at the moment, go to our Data on the Run page.
  3. 3.
    For a complete experience, go over any or all of the concepts listed in this guide.

What are we learning?

  • Data and data visualization.
  • Benefits of data visualization.
  • Types of data visualization.
  • Climate change.
  • Coding, micro:bits, servo motors and LED grids.

Tools needed

  • Computer.
  • Browser (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Edge).
  • 1 micro:bit Data Visualization Toolkit.
    • Cardstock sets pre-cut and printed
    • 1 micro:bit (with a USB cable and battery pack).
    • Devices need for each Activity
      • Activity 1
        • 1 Neopixel Grid.
        • 1 set of Alligator clips to M connector.
      • Activity 2
        • 1 180-degree positional servo.
        • 1 set of Alligator clips to M connector.
      • Activity 3
        • LED Neopixel Ring
        • 1 set of Alligator clips to M connector.
      • Activity 4
        • Neopixel Fairy Light String - 50 LED
        • 1 set of Alligator clips to M connector.
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Teacher's Corner - Data
We provide data for the activities in this guide, but to help the students learn more about data and climate change you may have them search for different data sets.
Including their own data sets and modifying the way the information is visualized will help cement their learning.
These are some online sources to get free data sets:
Let's start by understanding the different concepts we'll use in the Activities. First, Data.
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