Physical Computing - Crumble Kits
At SJA, we use Crumble Kits as part of our physical computing lessons. The children across all year groups will use the kits as part of cross curricular projects in the summer term. Children will create things such as police cars with authentic flashing lights, working traffic lights, carousels and a burglar alarm!
To make the traffic lights, these year 5's used 3 sparkles (LED lights) and a switch. The program for this circuit was quite complex and understanding the sequence of the traffic lights was trickier than we thought!
Year 5 and 6 created burglar alarms using the sensors, sparkles and buzzers! They designed, created and evaluated their products. The code they created for this project was very complicated as it needed to include three crumbs (extras in the crumble circuit). This was a cross curricular project involving not only computing, but D.T and maths.