# Environment exploration

Principiante | MakeCode, Python | Microfone, Sensor de luz, Sensor de temperatura | A trabalhar cientificamente, Entrada/Saída, Medições

## Passo 1: Faz tu mesmo

### O que é isto?

Turn your BBC micro:bit into a tool for measuring temperature, light and sound levels as part of a science investigation into your environment.

### Como usá-lo

• Use this project to turn your micro:bit into a thermometer, and sound and light meters for taking measurements in science experiments.
• Transfere o código em baixo para o teu micro:bit, ou assiste ao vídeo em cima se quiseres criar o teu próprio código.
• Attach a battery pack to your micro:bit and you’re ready to start.
• You can use our data recording sheet for recording your measurements.

### Temperatura

Use the micro:bit as a thermometer to measure differences in temperature in different places. Press button A to show the temperature in degrees Celsius on the display. It’s a good idea to leave the micro:bit in a new location for a couple of minutes to ensure you get an accurate reading.

### Som

To use the micro:bit as sound level meter, press button B to show the sound level on a scale from 0 (quietest) to 255 (loudest).

There’s a short delay before it takes the sound reading to make sure the sound of pressing the button isn’t recorded.

### Luz

To use the micro:bit as a light meter, press buttons A and B together. It shows light level readings, on a scale from 0 (darkest) to 255 (lightest).

Top tip: gathering as much data as you can is good scientific practice, so you might want to take several readings in each location and calculate an average.

Once you’ve recorded your data you can analyse it to draw conclusions. What is there to learn from your data about temperature, sound and light levels around you?

Where was warmest, coolest, loudest, quietest, lightest, or darkest and what factors may have affected this?

### Do que é que precisas

• micro:bit
• Editor MakeCode ou Python
• suporte de pilhas
• data recording sheet, or other paper
• pen or pencil

### Data recording sheet

The data recording sheet can be used to record your measurements.

## Passo 2: Cria o teu código

1from microbit import *
2
3# The Python version of this project has sleep()
4# for each button press to make the A+B button work better
5
6while True:
7    if button_a.is_pressed() and button_b.is_pressed():