The students of the Upper III are doing fantastic work in Computer Science. They are designing endangered animals using cardboard boxes and adding a micro:bit to track the animal’s movements. This project not only showcases the students’ creativity but also demonstrates the importance of technology in animal conservation.
Tracking animals using technology has numerous advantages. It allows researchers to collect data on an animal’s behaviour, habitat, and movements. This data helps conservationists understand the animals’ needs and develop strategies to protect them. For instance, tracking the movements of migratory animals can help identify areas where they are vulnerable to threats such as poaching, habitat loss, and climate change. Similarly, tracking the movements of marine animals can help researchers identify important breeding and feeding grounds, and monitor changes in their populations.
The students of Upper III are using their computational skills to solve a real-life problem that is at the heart of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs are a set of goals established by the United Nations in 2015 to address global challenges such as poverty, hunger, inequality, and climate change. The SDGs recognize that achieving sustainable development requires the participation and collaboration of everyone, including young people.
By designing endangered animals using cardboard boxes and adding a micro:bit to track their movements, the students of Upper III are contributing to SDG 14 – Life Below Water, SDG 15 – Life on Land, and SDG 17 – Partnerships for the Goals. Their project demonstrates the importance of protecting biodiversity and the need for collaboration between different stakeholders, including computer scientists, policymakers, and the public.
Miss Mogio, the students’ teacher, is impressed with their computational skills and their dedication to solving real-world problems. She believes that the project will help the students develop their creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills. “I am proud of my students for their commitment to using technology to make a difference in the world. They are the future leaders who will shape the world for the better,” she said.”