Lesson in a Box™ Simple Robotics Curriculum for BBC micro:bit Handheld Computer

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Product Number: SB53369

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Grades 5-8.

Lesson in a Box™ Simple Robotics Curriculum is a complete set of electronics and teaching resources that effectively combines the STEM/STEAM concepts of engineering design, technology, computing, robotics, and physics into lessons can be presented with minimal teacher effort. Some of the lessons have students build a robot and program it. Robots utilize the BBC micro:bit device (not included, SB53386) and a clippable motor driver board designed specifically for this type of activity. Using the BBC micro:bit allows students to use a feature-packed, easy-to-use handheld computer that can be coded with languages that suit every ability level. No soldering required.

All teacher resources are arranged in a teacher, user-friendly way, including technician's notes, lesson plans, resources, and workbooks or worksheets. There is also an introduction to the Lesson in a Box™ kit that gives an overview of its contents, setup guides for technicians, and an overview of the included lessons.

Affordable, reusable kit comes with 10 student sets and 1 teacher set of electronics in a large reusable Gratnells tray. Each set includes:

  • Kitronik Klip Motor Driver Board for BBC micro:bit
  • 2 Kitronik clippable TT motor boards (with cable tie and screws)
  • 2 right-angled geared hobby TT motors
  • 2 injection-molded wheels with 5 spokes each for TT motors
  • Set of 10 clip leads
  • Ping pong ball for robot castor
  • Simple chassis template

Kit also comes with a USB stick drive that contains the following:

  • Design and technology project (6-week design challenge)
  • Design and technology lesson for prototyping
  • Computing lesson - sequencing, selection, and iteration
  • Computing lesson - computational thinking: decomposition, pattern recognition, abstraction, and algorithms
  • Physics/combined science - distance time experiments
  • Physics/combined science - velocity time experiments
  • Enrichment for open evening obstacle robot challenge
  • Enrichment for stretch and challenge dance robot challenge
  • Main robot build instructions

Required but not included:

  • BBC micro:bit per robot (SB53386)
  • 3 AA batteries per robot
  • Cardboard for making the chassis templates. This can be either laser cut (DXF file in Technician's Notes) or hand cut from old reprographics boxes, or equivalent (1/16 in. to 1/8 in. is ideal). A paper template for cutting by hand is also included in the Technician's Notes. For precut cardboard chassis pack of 25, see SB53370
  • Tape
  • Glue


  • Grades 5-8
  • 10 student sets and 1 teacher set
  • Requires 3 AA batteries per robot (not included)
WARNING: Choking Hazard. Small Parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

Item Weight: 14
Age: 10 yrs. - 13 yrs.
Brand: Kitronik
Grade: 5 - 8
School Type: Elementary School, Middle School
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