Our 8.1 class spent time this morning fine tuning their ideas for the STEAMPunk project currently underway. Each group has been able to narrow down their focus to a practical way of responding to the driving question, ‘How can we survive a drought?’.
These are some of the ideas being developed:
- A Microbit robot to sense the amount of moisture and temperature of soil to make decisions about where to plant crops, and how much water is needed to irrigate crops.
- Use a Microbit to measure temperature, humidity and moisture, connected to an app which provides advice on how to manage water during that particular day.
- A device on a shower head which calculates how much water has been saved depending on how long the shower was incorporating a reminder when the shower exceeds 5 minutes.
- The Microbit sends a text message to phone regarding information about which parts of the farm requires watering by sensing the moisture in the soil.
- A ring in a cows ear that indicates rising body temperature to prevent livestock death (text message).
Lots of great ideas! We will update on the progress of these innovations over the next week.