THER-MOOD-STAT

PIPER MAKE EDUCATOR RESOURCES SERIES

SENSOR EXPEDITION KIT

REFLECT YOUR MOOD WITH TEMPERATURE MEASUREMENTS

Beginner

1 hr

Ages 8+

You will need a Starter Kit and Sensors to do this mission. Get yours here:

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LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Complete your first circuit by touching two wires together and then build a tactile button circuit to complete the circuit by pressing the button.
  • Code your first loop to report the running status of the circuit in the console.
  • Make connections to the buttons you use on a daily basis (including the keyboard buttons on your computer, the buttons on a vending machine, etc.)

EDUCATOR RESOURCES

  • You can share the mission directly to your Google Classroom after logging into your Google educator account in the top right corner of Piper Make.

Check out our easy assignment template that you can use to ask students to share their work by including pictures of their final circuits and code.

  • Useful vocabulary terms to use in classroom: sensing, temperature, conditional statements

TROUBLESHOOTING TIPS

Temperature sensor not detecting changes in temperature?

  • Ensure that you've plugged the wires into the right GPIO (take a look at the Digital View to see which pin you're affecting)

  • Use simple changes in temperature (side of cup of hot water or ice water). Ensure you DO NOT place the temperature sensor in liquid!

How does the temperature sensor detect changes in temperature?

  • Temperature snsors are composed of two metals that generate an electrical voltage or resistance when a temperature change occurs by measuring the voltage across the diode terminals.

FINAL HARDWARE

In this lesson, students will connect the Piper Make Temperature Sensor.

FINAL CODE

OVERVIEW OF STEPS