Dark Sky: Citizen Science & 3D data mapping - 8+ Student Class

Understand how the Light Pollution effects humans & animals, then create a light sensor & your own 3D Dark Sky data map. For grade 3 and up (age 8+)

Class information

In this program you will learn about the effect artificial light has on humans, animals and the community. You will discover how you can help to create a dark sky within your home, city or town with the use of 3D technologies. You also learn how to build your own light sensor using the micro:bit simulator to provide you with a tool to start to monitor the 'Dark Sky'.

Age suitability: This class is recommended for students in Primary School (Grade 3 and up, age 8+).

Notes to teachers, parents and supervisors:

This class has multiple lessons or sections. Students are given self-paced challenges and tasks to do in-between the Teacher presentations. Students can add comments to ask questions and seek help.

For LIVE classes: Adult organisers or sign up emails will have information on start and end times. Recordings of teaching presentations and lessons can be accessed on-demand for 7 days after the class finishes.

For SELF-PACED classes: Pre-recorded teaching presentations and lessons can be accessed on-demand while you have an active account.

Computer / Tablet requirements:

For this class you will require a Laptop or Desktop PC, Mac or some Chromebooks. You will need access to the Google Chrome Browser. Some tablets such as iPad may work well also.


Your Educator


Damien Aldridge
Damien Aldridge
During his 10+ years experience as a teacher, Damien has developed a passion for STEM education and education reform. He is engaged as a speaker in Australia, Asia, and the USA, with a mission to inspire tomorrow’s innovators.

Frequently Asked Questions


How long do I have access to the course?
You have unlimited access to this class for 30 days - across any and all devices you own. - Teachers: Contact STEM Punks about 1 year terms (School students check with your teacher if you need longer)
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 7 days and we will give you a full refund.
What if I miss or can't attend a live class?
No worries, all classes have recordings and you have access to them 30 days after the class starts to view in your own time.

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