8-10 yrs old
11-13 yrs old
14-18 yrs old
A lesson plan for sensors and its use in monitoring and control system
April 9, 2018
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Sensors in Monitoring and Control Systems
Explore what is a sensor, is it input or output?
Name the different types of sensors.
How are sensors used in the real world?
Learners create a garden light using daylight sensor and discuss the how light sensors are used in street lights and the advantages of using them
After creating an automatic door activated by pressure plate compare with the pressure sensors in the real world. Explore and discuss the use of pressure sensors in other areas in real life.
Learners can create their own sensor activated a door or sensor activated light. Learners can use the Redstone dust with Redstone lamp with other Redstone powered objects such as doors and pistons.
Learners can use the build area to create their own house with an automatic door with a pressure pad and automatic light system for their garden and house with daylight sensor.
Learners create a video of creating their house with an automatic lighting system and explain the benefits of using a solar-powered sensor in the lighting system
Learners are expected to use design and creativity in building their own house with an automatic door and automatic garden and entrance lights.
* All Learners will be able to explain what is a sensor and list few sensors
* Most Learners will be able to explain how and where sensors could be used
* Some Learners will be able to explain how sensors are used in monitoring and control sysytems
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