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“Sensing Data”, Connected, level 4, January 2018

10 April 2018

First two pages of sensing data article

In this article the air pollution in Christchurch is discussed. After the 2011 earthquake, a team of researchers used technology and big data to help make Christchurch a healthier, smarter city to live in.

You can find a PDF version of the teaching notes here: “Sensing data”, Connected, level 4, January 2018

Other useful resources

Learning with the internet of things in years 7–8

The students at this school are using the Internet of Things to collect data on the rising water levels at their school.

Te Wairepo/York Stream focus

The students from Nelson College for Girls Bronte House, Nelson Intermediate, Victory Primary School, and Auckland Point School have been involved in a digital art project to highlight the relationship between water temperature and dissolved oxygen. They helped construct an Internet of Things in the form of data gathering sensors that relayed real-time data of water temperatures through the colour of LED light illuminating perspex fish.

Discussion questions

These could include:

  • How have digital technologies changed humans' sensory perceptions and physical abilities when measuring air pollution?
  • What do you think are the short term impacts for Christchurch people now that this information is readily available?
  • What are the long term effects of using this data for Christchurch people and organisations?  
  • What are some of the long term impacts of using the internet of things to collect data?

Progress outcomes for discussion starters

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