Newly-hatched sea turtles use moonlight to find their way to the sea. Tall, bright lights can confuse them. Build a prototype of beach lighting for paths that guides humans safely but doesn't distract turtles.
|Add a Tech Twist||Optional: If you do not have a micro:bit device, you can still create the code and observe an online model using the MakeCode simulator.|
|Hints for uses in your library||This is a great activity to tie into environmental themes such as global awareness, climate action, or Earth Day celebrations.|
Hour of Code Activities
Start Coding with PBS Kids!
Coding for Kids
What is Computer Coding?
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