For: Year 10, 11 and 12 students
Programs will commence on Tuesday 9 May 2017
This workshop incorporates information about the sensors used in our everyday lives and beyond, how our human senses function, and how our senses can be enhanced through sensor technology. By providing many common examples of sensors, both biological and technological, students can better understand what a sensor is and how it works.
The interactive laboratory activities focus on the operation of infra-red and ultrasonic sensors. Students will use myDAQ units, Vernier callipers, and LABVIEW software to collect and analyse data from the sensors.
What will students do?
Students learn about how human senses function and their limitations compared to the rest of the animal kingdom, and how sensor technology can enhance these abilities. Students undertake investigations using myDAQ equipment to collect and interpret data from infra-red and ultrasonic sensors.
As part of these activities, students:
- Hypothesize, investigate and analyse the operation of the sensors
- Collect experimental data
- Graph the data using Excel
- Use the results to calculate unknown distances
- Investigate how different materials can mask sensor ability
- As this program is a practical activity, students and accompanying adults will be required to wear closed in shoes and appropriate dress.
- Teachers will receive confirmation of booking and pre-visit information.
To book this program in Week 8, Term 3, please complete the booking form here
Areas of study and research
- Health Research
- Alliance for Research in Exercise, Nutrition and Activity (ARENA)
- Centre for Cancer Biology
- Centre for Drug Discovery and Development
- Centre for Population Health Research
- Centre of Research Excellence for the Prevention of Chronic Conditions in Rural and Remote High Risk Populations
- International Centre for Allied Health Evidence
- Medicine and Device Surveillance CRE
- Quality Use of Medicines and Pharmacy Research Centre
and Social Sciences
- Art, Architecture and Design
- Communication, International Studies and Languages
- Psychology, Social Work and Social Policy
- Hawke Research Institute
- Asia Pacific Centre for Work Health and Safety
- Australian Centre for Child Protection
- Barbara Hardy Institute
- Centre for Research in Education
- Hawke EU Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence
- Centre for Islamic Thought and Education
- International Centre for Muslim and non-Muslim Understanding
- Research Centre for Languages and Cultures
- Zero Waste SA Research Centre for Sustainable Design and Behaviour (sd+b)
IT, Engineering and
- Future Industries Institute
- UniSA College