Archive for Month: February 2016

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Data logging in Rwanda

Students from Writhlington School have just returned from an expedition to Rwanda to work with FAWE School in Rwanda’s capital, Kigali, and the Kitabi College of conservation and Environmental Management. The students of the three institutions are working together to research the orchids of Rwanda and their habitats. Data logging […]

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Finding the Dew Point from humidity data

Dew Point is a good indication of whether humans will find an environment uncomfortably hot and sticky. We are most comfortable when the dew point is 10 -18 degrees. To find the dew point draw a graph of humidity and temperature data and add a line of best fit. Extend this […]

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Collect and Share data to Collaborate through Thingful

One great way to engage students with sensor data is by giving them the opportunity to create and measure data themselves. By measuring something, for example temperature around; classroom, home, and even in their neighbourhood – would help them to not only understand something about it, but more importantly it […]

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Planning a data collection – sensors

Hints and tips for collecting data: When collecting humidity data you should also collect temperature data from the same place at the same time. Temperature change has a big impact on relative humidity, so your data analysis needs to allow for  this. If you are investigating the effect of plant transpiration on […]