Fighting fires with the internet of things: Design and technology one hour activity

This one-hour lesson introduces the Internet of Things to students, through the context of fire fighting.

Students explore the user needs of a modern firefighter and how different Internet of Things technologies could improve their equipment and safety. Students investigate different products that might improve the personal safety and working efficiency of a firefighter with the extension activity of sketching / communicating their own design ideas.

This lesson forms a sound foundation for the 5 hour design and technology Internet of Things activity, and meets the criteria of a CREST Discovery Award.

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