About this Course
Wouldn’t it be cool to forecast or track the weather from your own house or school – without the Internet, television, or radio? Upon completing TH 101, you’re ready to take our Climate, Science, & Technology course and build your own weather station by piecing together four hands-on projects.
As you may know, Meteorologists are people who study weather, and predict weather based on past weather patterns. They track changes in temperature, pressure, humidity, wind, and precipitation. Using a sunlight sensor, humidity sensor, LED bar graph, and other components, you’ll soon begin to notice how different patterns predict certain kinds of weather.
You will use your knowledge of sensors, actuators, and indicators (from TH 101) to construct your weather station in four phases. To be successful, you’ll need to commit 6-8 hours to this course. Our learning portal contains step-by-step instructions and videos to help you build each of the 4 weather projects. If you get stuck or have questions, you can use our community forum to ask for help or collaborate with others.
Upon successful completion of this course, you’ll be prepared to take the next course in our curriculum TH 202: Robotics & Mechatronics 1.
What You'll Build
4 hands-on projects that teach you how to build your own weather station.
Project 1: Weather sensors
Project 2: Remote sensing, internet protocols, and internet services
Project 3: Rain gauge design, magnets, and magnetic fields
Project 4: Base station and weather proofing
What You'll Get
A combination of sensors, modules, acrylic pieces, and smaller components:
LED bar graph
Chainable RGB LED
Plastic wrappers and louvers
Cables, magnets, screws
What You'll Need
Here are some things you’ll need before you get started:
- Glue gun and glue sticks
- A computer running Windows, Mac OS, or Linux.
- Keyboard and mouse
- Working internet connection
- Arduino software
Next Generation Science Standards
MS-ESS2-5, MS-ESS2-6, MS-ESS3-2, MS-ESS3-5, MS-PS2-3.,MS-PS2-5., MS-ETS1-1.,MS-ETS1-2.,MS-ETS1-3.,MS-ETS1-4.