“In the next century, planet earth will don an electronic skin. It will use the Internet as a scaffold to support and transmit its sensations.” – Neil Gross 1999

Internet of things – the interconnection of everyday objects, via the internet, to enable them to send and/or receive data. In #ASMSIoT students will explore the technical and humanistic implications of the emergence of an interconnected world. There is a particular focus on an understanding of the fundamental mathematical and scientific principles enabling these connections.
The Internet of Things curriculum will allow students an increasing level of choice and flexibility in their demonstration of knowledge and skills developed across the semester. Students will work towards the design, construction and connection of an ‘Internet of Things’ device; enabling them to generate information for a particular purpose and display this in innovative and unique ways.

What content will be covered?

The #ASMSIoT central study is a combination of Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, English/EAL, Digital Technology and Electronics. The teaching program consists of four 100-minute sessions per week. Students will be required to undertake regular homework to consolidate understanding from sessions and complete assessments.

Concepts covered in the Internet of Things include:

  • Understanding what defines the Internet of Things and how this will impact at a local, national and global scale
  • Understanding how we send and receive information in a wireless world
  • Using the art of persuasive language, stylistic features and techniques
  • Creating persuasive artefacts to promote innovative IoT devices
  • Exploring the properties of materials that allow for the development of IoT devices and modes of communication
  • How emerging technologies have enabled connectivity between existing devices for new purposes
  • How the development of cheap sensor technology has allowed for mass data collection
  • Using mass produced microprocessor technologies, such as Arduinos, to create IoT devices
  • Analysing and evaluating data to create fit-for-purpose IoT devices
  • Representing wireless communication modes using advanced trigonometric equations
  • Modelling mobile data transmissions and black spots using mathematical functions and relations

Where will this course take me?

The Internet of Things is an integral part of the ASMS’s interdisciplinary 2-year central study cycle. The curriculum design will develop students that are able to be successful in a range of pathways beyond school and as successful 21st century learners both during their time at the ASMS and beyond.

How will the course be assessed?

Students undertaking the Internet of Things Central Study will produce work resulted in either Year 10 Australian Curriculum (Science, Mathematics & English/EAL) or Stage 1 Scientific Studies, Essential Mathematics and English/EAL.

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