Students investigate natural disasters that affect Australia’s landscape and living things. They are presented with the challenge to design a detection system for a chosen natural disaster and use a microcontroller and sensors to test the system concept. Students learn about basic electrical circuits within a detection system and the components used, including sensors (to collect data from the environment), code (to process the collected data) and output components (to display the calculation results). Students test the suitability of materials in the housing for the detection system, then design and construct the housing.
- Sample unit of work offered by NESA.