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Sensors

8-10 yrs old

11-13 yrs old

14-18 yrs old

Computer Science

Science

Technology

A lesson plan for sensors and its use in monitoring and control system

avatar Submitted By: Shyni Sudheer

April 9, 2018

Skills

  • Creativity
  • Critical Thinking

External References

Minecraft Wiki | Pressure plate

Pressure Plate in Minecraft

Minecraft Wiki | Daylight Sensor

Daylight Sensor in Minecraft

Supporting Files

Sensors


Sensors in Monitoring and Control Systems

Learning Objectives

  • Learn about sensors.
  • Understand how sensors are used in day to day life with examples like pressure and light sensor.
  • Be able to discuss and evaluate about different sensors.
  • Be able to use at least one sensor in a working mechanism and understand how they work.

Guiding Ideas

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.

 

Student Activities

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

 

Performance Expectations

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

 

Skills

  • Creativity
  • Critical Thinking

External References

Minecraft Wiki | Pressure plate

Pressure Plate in Minecraft

Minecraft Wiki | Daylight Sensor

Daylight Sensor in Minecraft

Supporting Files

Sensors


Sensors in Monitoring and Control Systems