Did you turn the lights off before heading to school?
What do you think about remotely controlling the lights in the living room, the coffee machine and closing the garage door in just one click? Incredible, but true! Home automation involves the science of centralized control of different electronic systems and enables home users to manage them remotely. Your scientists will conduct six 90-minute experiments during which they will handle, control and program systems regarding lighting, surveillance cameras, curtain adjustments, closing doors, temperature level and music volume. Control of knowledge at your fingertips!
Objectives at the elementary level:
- Recognize the influence and impact of electronics on today’s society.
- Describe situations where humans consume energy (e.g. heating, lighting, transportation, food and leisure).
- Handle electronic devices to manage electricity consumption.
- Be able to read the diagrams given to operate electronic devices.
- List ways to minimize our ecological footprint in our homes.
Objectives at the secondary level:
- Handle, control and program different automatic and electronic systems in homes.
- Understand the importance of intelligent energy management (heating, lighting, transportation, food and leisure).
- Verification of the accuracy, precision and sensitivity of measuring instruments.
- Estimate the errors associated with the user and the environment during programming.
- If there isn’t much time between animation activities, it is strongly recommended that they are set up in the same area.
- Six teams must be in place before the science animator arrives.