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Design challenge

Healthy oceans

Intermediate | MakeCode | Computational thinking, Computer systems, Design & technology, Networks

Activity 1

Ocean health monitor

Introduction

Make working prototypes of wireless sensors which could be used to monitor the environment at sea, including waves and weather and learn about how real-world sensors are connected through gateways to the internet.

Learning objectives

  • Understand what the Global Goals are
  • Understand what Global Goal 14 is and its significance
  • Understand the basics of transmitting data
  • Produce a data node product to meet the success criteria
  • Develop the product further with additional features

You will need

Downloadable resources:

  • Lesson plan
  • Lesson slides
  • Student handouts
    • Activity sheet
    • IPO worksheet (Word)
    • IPO worksheet (PDF)
  • HEX files
    • Example code 1 (node)
    • Example code 1 (gateway)
    • Example code 2 (node)
    • Example code 2 (gateway)
    • Example code 3 (node)
    • Example code 3 (gateway)

Other resources:

Waterproof material (optional), floating materials (optional), environmental sensors (optional), breadboards (optional), jumper wires (optional)

Lesson plan