Friday, 08 December 2017 06:19

    Help Fight Malaria With A Better Thermometer

    Summary:

    Students create a simple thermometer and learn about diseases that show symptoms of elevated body temperature.

    Objective:

    • Students will be able to:
    • Apply the engineering design process
    • Evaluate user needs
    • Implement a program to process sensor data
    • Design a user interface (UI)
    • Design a device with both hardware and software
    • Choose methods for processing data
    • Iterate and improve design solutions
    • Improve problem-solving and communication skills

    Required Prior Knowledge:

    No prior knowledge required.

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    Summary:

    Students create a heart-rate monitor that they can wear during different activities. They use the device they created to conduct experiments and learn about their coronary system. 

    Objective:

    • Students will be able to:
    • Understand how heart rate relates to physical activity
    • Conduct experimental research
    • Develop tools for scientific investigation 
    • Practice the engineering design process
    • Understand how pulse measurements are taken by wearable devices, e.g. Apple Watch or Fitbit
    • Design a device with hardware and software
    • Use methods for processing data

    Required Prior Knowledge:

    Familiarity with technology is of help.

    Published in Lesson Plans