Plant Growth

Plant Growth

This experiment is setup to measure plant growth of Broad Beans. The experiment uses one of the new IoT loggers with a Raspberry Pi and has multiple sensors; temperature, light, sound, humidity and rotation.

Great to meet you!

This week we had a chance to join our partner students in Singapore by Skype. It was great to see what everyone is up to and we hope that this is just the start of lots of working closely together. We didn’t have a chance to get to know everybody yet […]

Interesting data

Here is our first two days of data from our experiment. Mini Brazil (red) is right next to the sensors for cool americas (blue) but there are some significant differences. It has much higher humidity which is because of mini brazil being a closed box and so much less ventilation that […]

Mini Brazil goes live!

Today we connected up the Sciencescope data loggers for Mini Brazil (in the box) and Cool America’s (outside the box). They are recording: Co2 concentration, humidity, temperature, sound levels and light level. The loggers already show up as devices on the distance exploratory. We can’t wait to see the results.

Mini Brazil

Jess, Megan and Charlotte have been building their miniature world in a box for data logging alongside pupils at Bukit Timah Primary in Singapore. They have chosen four small orchids which mostly come from South American cloud forests and so the name for their mini world is Mini Brazil. The next […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

How to use the Exploratory

To use the Exploratory to get data from connected devices is as simple as following the next 7 steps Go to the Exploratory page (Insert Link) The firs way to get data is to pick it by location using the map and following the links provided in the map. This is […]