Protecting Nature with Technology
- Design, build, and test an environmental monitoring circuit
- Understand how feedback from the circuit can be used to help protect the environment
- Present a plan for how the circuit could be used in the real world
OverviewYou might have read about the negative impacts modern human civilization has had on the environment, like pollution, deforestation, and extinction of animal species. How can we use modern technology to help protect the environment? In this project-based lesson students will design an electronic circuit that can measure something in the environment like water quality and light pollution, and develop a plan for how their circuits could be used to solve a real-world problem.
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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