Welcome to TH 201
An Introduction to Climate Science & Technology
(4) mini-projects designed for quick wins and teaching the basics of climate science and technology:
Weather Sensors • Remote Sensing, Internet Protocols, and Internet Services • Rain Gauge Design, Magnets, and Electric Fields • Base Station and Weatherproofing
NGSS Standards: MS-ESS2-5, MS-ESS2-6, MS-ESS3-2, MS-ESS3-5, MS-PS2-3.,MS-PS2-5., MS-ETS1-1.,MS-ETS1-2.,MS-ETS1-3.,MS-ETS1-4.)
1.5 hours per project
Use sensors to measure and analyze the fundamental units of weather
Included: Temperature, humidity, pressure, UV-index and ambient light sensors, LED Bar graph
Remote Sensing, Internet Protocols, and Internet Services
Upload your weather data to a database of other weather stations. View your weather data remotely and from any internet connected device.
Included: WiFi module, RGB LEDs
Rain Gauge Design, Magnets, and Electric Fields
Construct a tilt-bucket rain gauge. When it starts raining, water is funneled into the bucket. It fills up one side of the seesaw-like actuator - causing the actuator to tip and trigger a magnetic switch.
Included: Magnetic Reed switch, Bucket rain gauge
Base Station and Weatherproofing
Construct a wireless indoor base station to instantly monitor conditions. Assemble an enclosure to keep sensors protected from the elements. A propeller latch on the bottom lets you have access the whole project without disassembling it.
Included: Acrylic enclosure, Arduino, WiFi Module