Course Syllabus


Sustainable Development Goals and Design Thinking: Micro:bit Water Level Monitors

Bring real world issues to the classroom using Design Thinking to solve water related problems highlighted in the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Explore how students can use simple circuits and block-based coding to transform a micro:bit into a basic water level monitor using the free, open source platform “MakeCode”. This webinar will provide a step-by- step look at a classroom-ready learning experience for grade 6-9 students.

Course Outcomes

By the end of this webinar you will:

    1. identify opportunities for student design thinking using the UN Sustainable Development Goals as a starting point;
    2. describe how micro:bits and block-based coding can be used to design a basic water level monitoring tool to help solve a real world problem.


This course is part of a webinar. To obtain your completion badge for this course you will have to complete a self-reflection.

Grade Level

This course is suitable for educators teaching Grade 6 to Grade 9.

Estimate Duration

This course should take you 30 minutes to complete.

Earn your badge 

You will have to complete a self-reflection to receive your digital badge. This badge can be added to your professional portfolio. Completion of this webinar counts towards the requirements for the Learning Pathway: STEM Cross-Curricular Learning.

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