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+)
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.
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