- Design, build, and test an environmental monitoring circuit
- Understand how human activity impacts the environmental variable that the circuit monitors
- Explain how information from the monitoring circuit can be acted on to minimize human impact on the environment
OverviewDoes human activity impact the environment? If so, how can we measure our impact on the environment? How can we use these measurements to change our behavior? In this project, your students will explore these questions by designing and building an electronic circuit that can measure environmental parameters like water quality or light pollution.
NGSS AlignmentThis lesson helps students prepare for these Next Generation Science Standards Performance Expectations:
Each group of students will need:
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Area of Science
Electricity & Electronics
Human impact on the environment, electrical circuits, engineering
Ben Finio, PhD, Science Buddies
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