# Bionic animals

In this lesson, we are going to look at how systems can be used to create our own bionic pets.

# Bionic animals

In this lesson, we are going to look at how systems can be used to create our own bionic pets.

## Lesson details

### Key learning points

1. use learning from mathematics to help design and make products that work

### Equipment

Micro:bit, computer/ipad (internet access), cardboard, paper

### Content guidance

• Equipment requiring safe usage.

### Licence

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## Video

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## Starter quiz

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### 5 Questions

Q1.
This is a symbol for an LED (light emitting diode). Why are there arrows on this symbol?
The arrow show the direction of electrical current.
Correct answer: The arrows show that light is being emitted from the diode.
The arrows show the direction that the light goes in.
Q2.
Which of these components is NOT an output component?
Buzzer.
LED.
Speaker.
Q3.
What of the following is a sensor?
Correct answer: A component that monitors change in a circuit.
A type of prosthetic.
A type of speaker.
An output component.
Q4.
What does a thermistor monitor change in?
Light levels.
Movement.
Sound.
Q5.
To activate the micro:bit you can use the shake option. What sort of sensor is being used?
Light.
Sound.
Temperature.

## Exit quiz

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### 5 Questions

Q1.
A prosthetic is...
Correct answer: is a full scale limb which can be worn.
is a limb which can be controlled electronically or mechanically.
is a model of a product, this can be full size or scaled.
Q2.
A prototype is...
is a full scale limb which can be worn.
is a limb which can be controlled electronically or mechanically.
Correct answer: is a model of a product, this can be full size or scaled.
Q3.
Bionic...
is a full scale limb which can be worn.
Correct answer: is a limb which can be controlled electronically or mechanically.
is a model of a product, this can be full size or scaled.
Q4.
A microswitch rests in which setting?
Always on.
Never closed.