Scratch + micro:bit

Scratch helps young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively — essential skills for life in the 21st century. Scratch + micro:bit bridges creativity on the screen and in the physical world. When you attach the tiny programmable computer to yourself or an object, you become the interface for interacting with Scratch.

This activity grew out of one of our PLIX Residency Exchanges. Learn more about the design team!

Try our Scratch + micro:bit facilitation kit, designed to make it easy for new facilitators to get started with this activity!

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Scratch + micro:bit at a Glance

  • Age range: 8 and older
  • Group size: 1 or more (1 or 2 per computer)
  • Facilitators: 0 or more
  • Facilitator skills: Basic familiarity with Scratch and micro:bit
  • Parents involved: No
  • Activity type: Self-directed activities
  • Cost: The cost of micro:bits (depending on vendor, one is usually ~$17). Scratch activity cards can be downloaded and printed or purchased. Tape and toys around your library will be helpful, too!
  • Space and equipment: Computer with internet access and some room to play around

Scratch + micro:bit in Action

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