Age range: 11-14
Duration: 30-59 mins
  • Computing
  • D&T

Testing the beep tester

Modify and improve your design

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

Technology can be used in sports to enhance performance and help participants to improve their fitness and stamina. For example, automated beep tests can be used to monitor fitness levels during training sessions, and set targets for future improvement.

In this unit of learning, learners will use the BBC micro:bit to develop a prototype for an electronic beep test that can be used to help people monitor and improve their fitness levels.

Activity info, teachers' notes and curriculum links

In this activity, learners will test their product against the design criteria and suggest possible improvements.

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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Activity

Activity overview

Testing the beep tester activity description, teachers' notes and curriculum links.

Presentation

Presentation

Testing the portable beep tester.

Handout

Handout

Testing the product - testing and improvements record for the beep tester prototypes.

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