Programming our Lego aeroplanes

During Computing with Mr Baddhan, Year 3 Bluebirds used their creativity skills to build aeroplanes using Lego blocks. They then used Scratch program them to move.

Each aeroplane had to be constructed carefully so that it was solid and did not break during motion. Mr Baddhan explained that they will be using a motion / distance sensor in their program too, which will detect motion for the aeroplane propeller to spin.

In Scratch, the children were introduced to the motor blocks, which allow the motor to be controlled. Motor on, Motor off and Motor Power were the key blocks used during the lesson.

They were then shown how to use the motion / distance blocks in Scratch using the sensing container.

Some really good work – well done Bluebirds!

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