Plants on mars - Build an automatic plant watering system

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This resource from the European Space Agency is presented as eight activities which guides students to create an automatic plant watering system, suitable for use on a possible future colony on the planet Mars. Students have opportunities to use and develop their skills to plan, design and analyse various soil-watering systems, including the use of soil sensors. In the latter parts of the project, students are introduced to basic computer programming in C++ so they can automate some of the processes involved. In total, three hours will be needed for all the activities.

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