Tallahassee-area middle and high school science teachers gathered at the FSU Coastal & Marine Laboratory on March 9 for an all-day workshop on building water temperature sensors. The workshop was part of the Student Enabled Network of Sensors for the Environment using Innovative Technology (SENSE IT) project developed through the National Science Foundation and was co-hosted by the C-IMAGE and Deep-C consortia.
SENSE IT brings real world environmental sensor networks into the high school classroom. During the workshop, teachers learned how to construct and calibrate sensors using multimeters, thermistors, and other electrical materials. They also received supplies and instructions for building sensors with their students back in their classrooms where they will be challenged to design, build, deploy and interpret data from their own environmental sensors.