CoALA: Code a Little Animal

Coverbild CoALA


Primary School, Secondary School

Science, Biology, Computer Science


English, German, Bulgarian

You would be hard-pressed to find a child who does not want to own a pet.

To find out which one is the best, the students will construct a simulator that is controlled by a single-board computer like Calliope mini or BBC micro:bit and uses external sensors to imitate the needs of a pet.

The CoALA project provides students with the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the fundamental concepts of algorithmicsā€”statements, sequences, conditional branching, loops and variables. They do not learn them by simple memorisation and reproduction but rather by working on an exciting educational project with real-life applicability.

Authors: Mirek HanĨl (DE), Julia Winckler (DE)

Teaching Materials

CoALA: Code a Little Animal

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CoALA: Code a Little Animal - DE

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CoALA: Code a Little Animal - BG

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This unit is from: Coding in STEM Education

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