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ERIC Number: EJ1152812
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jul
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8148
Engineering Encounters: The Internet of Things for Kids
Davis, Tiffany
Science and Children, v54 n9 p84-91 Jul 2017
This column presents ideas and techniques to enhance science teaching. In the "Talking Window Garden" project, students create "smart" plant pots that use sensors to collect and analyze data on the health of their plants. The Talking Window Garden project was a collaborative effort between an elementary teacher who wanted to challenge her math class; a software engineer from a local tech company who wanted to inspire the next generation of engineers; and the author, a technology specialist who wanted to introduce students to 3D design. Fourth-grade students worked on the project during their Thursday math block, an hour and 15 minutes each week, from February through May. During the project, students were engaged and on-task in a way that was unheard of for math class.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A