Design and Technology – Zero Emission People project

Year 8 Design and Technology have just completed building a prototype of a micro-sized house. Students investigated how food, water, shelter and power are required to support human life. Working in groups, they developed an automated watering and filtration system using sensors and motors powered by an Arduino micro-controller to water food crops they have selected based on nutritional values. They learnt how to convert stored and solar energy to power their shelters and equipment. Using design thinking strategies, students then collaboratively planned how to integrate these systems together to create a sustainable community. With careful consideration to the properties of materials and using safe workshop practices, students then safely constructed their micro-sized prototype which are on display in MG.17 until the end of term 2. Well done to all the Year 8 students involved.

Heath McGregor
Senior School Teacher

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