In this scenario, students will begin to experiment with the use of the Engduino to capture biometric data such as heart rate, body heat and number of steps taken. This data will be taken by the Engduino and displayed in a simple program to the students in a graphing or chart mechanism or through LEDs. The theme is intended to be personal and allow the students to see tangible results by collecting data about themselves, which will hopefully excite them and incentivise them to learn the material.

Learning Theory

Our learning theory for this scenario involved ‘constructionism’ – the theory that individual learners construct mental models to understand the world around them. Through the lessons, students will be able to understand the reasoning behind how they can collect data about themselves and this will build up their knowledge on how certain parts of their body works. Students will also be able to construct a complex program by the end of the course which collects the biometric data and will depend on the pupils using previous knowledge gained in Scenario 1, making links between concepts they have already learnt.


This course covers 5-7 hours of teaching material and is suitable for pupils at Key Stage3 level. The course covers 6 lessons.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students should be able to: