Patrick’s Big Idea:
Patrick’s students will take what they learn about weather in class to build and program mini weather stations. These weather stations will allow students to learn STEM-based skills such as coding and measuring data. Students will build and program mini weather stations powered by an Arduino board and weather sensors. The use of the electromagnetic spectrum in developing sensors is ubiquitous in STEM fields today. The stations can measure elements of weather such as temperature, humidity, air pressure and wind speed in real time. The project will require students to work in groups to build and code the weather stations, which can be designed to work remotely via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. This project will allow students to integrate modern technology into classroom science lessons.
Patrick is in his 14th year teaching 6th grade science. He loves being in nature and all things water – including surfing, stand-up paddle boarding and kayaking.