Wearable Device Challenge Lesson Plans


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Middle School

CTE


This lesson introduces students to the concept of One Health by applying different diseases, infections, and issues to humans, animals, and their environment. Students have to take examples of One Health and try to come up with their own definition. They also have to research and present their own One Health example with statistics of how it impacts humans and animals. In addition introducing concepts like ecosystem to students, this lesson is also intended to be used as a way to get students interested in NC State ASSIST Center’s One Health Challenge. This gives students an opportunity to be informed about diseases, infections, or other health problems, and to get them to solve a One Health related issue by creating a wearable device to monitor human and animal health.
This two day lesson provides an introduction into a unit about Scatter plots and Lines of Best Fit. It is designed for a Math 1 course, but could be modified for other Math or Technology courses as well. By the end of the unit, the students will have gone through the Engineering Design Process. However, in these introductory lessons, they will not have completed the whole process.
This lesson plan will provide an opportunity for students to apply what they have learned about 3D shapes, how light travels, and earth conservation to make an energy saving structure.

Math


This unit is created for students with a basic understanding of computer coding. Students will build and test a coding program to turn an LED light on and off using an Arduino Uno board. The students will connect the hardware to a breadboard, program the code using Arduino software, test the system, adapt variations in blinking times, evaluate their results, and share observations with their classmates.
In this lesson, students will design a tiny house in a city of their choice that is as environmentally-friendly as possible while staying on budget. This project is designed to not only evaluate the students’ understanding of the Engineering Design Process, but to also enhance their understanding of their impact on the global community
This lesson introduces students to the concept of One Health by applying different diseases, infections, and issues to humans, animals, and their environment. Students have to take examples of One Health and try to come up with their own definition. They also have to research and present their own One Health example with statistics of how it impacts humans and animals. In addition introducing concepts like ecosystem to students, this lesson is also intended to be used as a way to get students interested in NC State ASSIST Center’s One Health Challenge. This gives students an opportunity to be informed about diseases, infections, or other health problems, and to get them to solve a One Health related issue by creating a wearable device to monitor human and animal health.
This lesson plan will provide an opportunity for students to apply what they have learned about 3D shapes, how light travels, and earth conservation to create an energy saving structure. 

Science


You’ve probably seen calculators with solar cells — devices that never need batteries and in some cases don’t even have an off button. As long as there’s enough light, they seem to work forever. You may have also seen larger solar panels, perhaps on emergency road signs, call boxes, buoys and even in parking lots to power the lights. Although these larger panels aren’t as common as solar-powered calculators, they’re out there and not that hard to spot if you know where to look. In fact, photovoltaics — which were once used almost exclusively in space, powering satellites’ electrical systems as far back as 1958 — are being used more and more in less exotic ways. The technology continues to pop up in new devices all the time, from sunglasses to electric vehicle charging stations. 

This lesson introduces students to the concept of One Health by applying different diseases, infections, and issues to humans, animals, and their environment. Students have to take examples of One Health and try to come up with their own definition. They also have to research and present their own One Health example with statistics of how it impacts humans and animals. In addition introducing concepts like ecosystem to students, this lesson is also intended to be used as a way to get students interested in NC State ASSIST Center’s One Health Challenge. This gives students an opportunity to be informed about diseases, infections, or other health problems, and to get them to solve a One Health related issue by creating a wearable device to monitor human and animal health.
This lesson is an introduction to the NCSU ASSIST Center One Health Challenge. Use the following information to guide students on an exploration of the One Health mission and discuss how all organisms are interconnected. Students will define wordwide health issues, list global health problems, and ask an expert how they can potentially solve these global health problems.
This lesson is an introduction to the concept of energy harvesting through a hands-on group activity manipulating and learning from a Soccket ball. It allows students to explore multiple means of energy gathering and understand that the energy must also be stored before it can be used.  It’s easily adaptable to Middle or High School difficulty,
This lesson plan will provide an opportunity for students to apply what they have learned about 3D shapes, how light travels, and earth conservation to create an energy saving structure.
 

High School

Agriculture

Agriculture


This lesson will identify some of the vegetables that are produced on a farm and their nutritional value. Next, the students will identify vegetables that are familiar to them and some that are not familiar. Lastly, the students will design and implement a Supervised Agriculture Experience project which is a teacher supported project where the student will create small garden of their own and document their experience from start to finish. This experience will mirror what a farm to table would look like in the classroom.
Humans, animals and the environment…we are all connected. The One Health Initiative integrates a variety of disciplines in a united front at a local, national and global level to address a multitude of health issues. Students will research the One Health Initiative and create a Microsoft document based on their findings. Students will include a table, SmartArt, chart, and illustrations in their document.

Biology

Biology


This lesson guides students to explore One Health and global connectivity. Students will look at worldwide health issues and create a solution to a global health problem.
Humans, animals and the environment…we are all connected. The One Health Initiative integrates a variety of disciplines in a united front at a local, national and global level to address a multitude of health issues. Students will research the One Health Initiative and create a Microsoft document based on their findings. Students will include a table, SmartArt, chart, and illustrations in their document.


Business, Finance, & Information Technology

Business, Finance, and Information Technology


This unit is created for students with a basic understanding of computer coding. Students will build and test a coding program to turn an LED light on and off using an Arduino Uno board. The students will connect the hardware to a breadboard, program the code using Arduino software, test the system, adapt variations in blinking times, evaluate their results, and share observations with their classmates.
In this project students will use a variety of 21st century skills to plan a project, prepare and present a lesson, work as a team, and learn basic programming skills using the Arduino platform. *Note: this lesson is intended for a class where at least some of the students have programming experience.
Humans, animals and the environment…we are all connected. The One Health Initiative integrates a variety of disciplines in a united front at a local, national and global level to address a multitude of health issues. Students will research the One Health Initiative and create a Microsoft document based on their findings. Students will include a table, SmartArt, chart, and illustrations in their document.
The One Health Initiative is a local, national and global collaborative effort of multiple disciplines to attain optimal health for people, the environment, and animals. In this lesson plan student will explore the One Health Initiative, and use their knowledge, skills, and interests to try and make a positive global impact.

Health

Health


This lesson guides students to explore One Health and global connectivity. Students will look at worldwide health issues and create a solution to a global health problem.
Humans, animals and the environment…we are all connected. The One Health Initiative integrates a variety of disciplines in a united front at a local, national and global level to address a multitude of health issues. Students will research the One Health Initiative and create a Microsoft document based on their findings. Students will include a table, SmartArt, chart, and illustrations in their document.

Math

Math


This unit is created for students with a basic understanding of computer coding. Students will build and test a coding program to turn an LED light on and off using an Arduino Uno board. The students will connect the hardware to a breadboard, program the code using Arduino software, test the system, adapt variations in blinking times, evaluate their results, and share observations with their classmates.
This lesson introduces students to the concept of One Health by applying different diseases, infections, and issues to humans, animals, and their environment. Students have to take examples of One Health and try to come up with their own definition. They also have to research and present their own One Health example with statistics of how it impacts humans and animals. In addition introducing concepts like ecosystem to students, this lesson is also intended to be used as a way to get students interested in NC State ASSIST Center’s One Health Challenge. This gives students an opportunity to be informed about diseases, infections, or other health problems, and to get them to solve a One Health related issue by creating a wearable device to monitor human and animal health.
This two day lesson provides an introduction into a unit about Scatter plots and Lines of Best Fit. It is designed for a Math 1 course, but could be modified for other Math or Technology courses as well. By the end of the unit, the students will have gone through the Engineering Design Process. However, in these introductory lessons, they will not have completed the whole process.
Humans, animals and the environment…we are all connected. The One Health Initiative integrates a variety of disciplines in a united front at a local, national and global level to address a multitude of health issues. Students will research the One Health Initiative and create a Microsoft document based on their findings. Students will include a table, SmartArt, chart, and illustrations in their document.

Other

Other


In this lesson, students will design a tiny house in a city of their choice that is as environmentally-friendly as possible while staying on budget. This project is designed to not only evaluate the students’ understanding of the Engineering Design Process, but to also enhance their understanding of their impact on the global community

Physics

Physics


Injuries due to falling are an important health concern in the US.  According to the National Institute of Health, falls are the most common accident in individuals over the age of 65.  In the year 2010 there were 4.1 deaths per 100,000 people per year in the country.  In this Problem Based Learning Activity students will explore the physics behind center of gravity and tipping point as they seek to understand the mechanisms behind people losing their balance.  Students will explore the One Health Initiative and experiment with accelerometers to learn how researchers in the ASSIST (Advanced Self-Powered Systems of Integrated Technology) program are working to design wearable self-powered devices that can prevent accidents and illness.

Here, students interact with a hydrogen fuel cell car to learn how hydrogen can be used as a source of energy and the resulting by-products. They will also operate the car using battery and solar power to observe and compare outcomes under multiple circumstances.
The Soccket ball is a great tool to demonstrate energy harvesting. The ASSIST Center focuses on energy harvesting for wearable devices. It uses energy harvesting to provide electricity to areas that do not have reliable access. It also encourages physical movement, which can prevent obesity. The Soccket uses a microprocessor, pendulum, and a dc motor to collect kinetic energy and covert it to electrical energy to be used with a LED light.

In this lesson, students use BristleBots to compare operating conditions of the bot on battery power to those of solar power. They learn how both forms of power work and compare to other energy research, such as energy harvesting at ASSIST.

Technology

Technology


This unit is created for students with a basic understanding of computer coding. Students will build and test a coding program to turn an LED light on and off using an Arduino Uno board. The students will connect the hardware to a breadboard, program the code using Arduino software, test the system, adapt variations in blinking times, evaluate their results, and share observations with their classmates.
In this project students will use a variety of 21st century skills to plan a project, prepare and present a lesson, work as a team, and learn basic programming skills using the Arduino platform. *Note: this lesson is intended for a class where at least some of the students have programming experience.
This lesson introduces students to the concept of One Health by applying different diseases, infections, and issues to humans, animals, and their environment. Students have to take examples of One Health and try to come up with their own definition. They also have to research and present their own One Health example with statistics of how it impacts humans and animals. In addition introducing concepts like ecosystem to students, this lesson is also intended to be used as a way to get students interested in NC State ASSIST Center’s One Health Challenge. This gives students an opportunity to be informed about diseases, infections, or other health problems, and to get them to solve a One Health related issue by creating a wearable device to monitor human and animal health.

Trade & Industrial

Trade and Industrial


In this lesson, students will design a tiny house in a city of their choice that is as environmentally-friendly as possible while staying on budget. This project is designed to not only evaluate the students’ understanding of the Engineering Design Process, but to also enhance their understanding of their impact on the global community