This is an integrated STEM project that challenges students to build an irrigation system. Students will learn and use concepts in computer science, environmental science and engineering.
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Design a system that optimizes the use of water for growing plants
Students create a system that monitors humidity, temperature, soil moisture, and light to control an irrigation pump.
Water Cycle Soil Composition Interpreting Graphs Power Control System Coding Concepts Loops Conditional Statements Variables
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