Malaysian students invent device to detect deforestation
In Malaysia, Ahmad, Mifzal and Muhammad invented an 'Oxygen Percentage Analyser' to detect deforestation in a more efficient way than using satellite images
The creation uses two micro:bits - one placed in the forest, and one with the forest ranger who will be able to constantly monitor the oxygen levels of the forest. Ahmad, Mifzal and Muhammad won the 15 to 18-year-old category for Asia and Pacific. They aimed to solve a problem related to Global Goal 13, Climate Action.
The do your :bit challenge is an annual competition which sets young people the challenge to innovate and design solutions relevant to the impacts of the Global Goals that are meaningful to them.
Deforestation is a serious issue. Malaysia is a country with so many beautiful rainforests. They are important to keep balance in the ecosystem yet maintain a good life for all creatures.
Ahmad, Mifzal and Muhammad, winners 15 to 18-year-old category for Asia and Pacific.
Children and young people innovating with technology
The do your :bit challenge adds social purpose to digital learning and allows students to apply their digital skills to real world solutions. All projects and lesson resources are available for free and entries can be submitted into two age-range categories, 8 to 14-year-olds and 15 to 18-year-olds. 8 to 14-year-olds can submit either a paper prototype or working micro:bit solution.
The next do your :bit challenge opens in early 2022, you can find out more about the challenge and access Global Goals project resources and lessons here.