ARRL

Classroom activities

Exploring Amateur Radio and Wireless Technology in the Classroom

 Activities that teachers have initiated in their classrooms include: 

  • Using weather imagery gathered by students for environmental studies.
  • Using TV remotes to control simulated "smart homes".
  • Radio Direction Finding (RDF) activities to study how naturalists track wildlife.map.JPG
  • Geography lessons using QSL card (postcards collected from ham contacts around the world).
  • A school wide space exploration curriculum including radio stations to receive signals from satellites in space.
  • Receiving and interpreting satellite telemetry.
  • Building and using a radio telescope to explore the fundamentals of radio astronomy.Using GPS and APRS systems to track high altitude balloons and simulated search and rescue activities
  • Building and soldering electronic kits.
  • Living radio history by building and using crystal radios.
  • Receiving and studying naturally generated radio signals.
  • Using VLF signals to study sudden ionospheric disturbances of the ionosphere.
  • Programming and using microcontrollers to interface and control electronic devices and sensors.
  • Mounting wireless sensors to land and marine robots to collect data for environment research.
  • Controlling robots remotely by radio, and via satellite (the ISS) to simulate to simulate space research.
  • Using EchoLink and IRLP resources to explore the connections between the Internet and radio systems for world-wide communication activities.
  • Using ATV to connect students with video sharing of classroom activities.
  • Learning about public service through school based emergency communications programs.