An Ambitious Project: Joining Thousands of Schools in Africa in a Global Science Experiment to Build Students’ Skills in Computer Networking and Databases
“Weather Station for Schools” Project Aims to Build Students’ Skills in Computer Networking and Databases
Oracle Academy and the Raspberry Pi Foundation today officially launched Oracle Raspberry Pi Weather Station for Schools, an ambitious project to join thousands of schools in Africa and around the world in a global science experiment. Participating schools will receive a Raspberry Pi hardware kit for students to build and operate their own weather station with the aim of gaining valuable skills spanning computing, meteorology and geography. Schools are encouraged to register their interest on Raspberry Pi’s website.
The first 1,000 kits have been funded by a grant from Oracle Giving, which along with Oracle Academy, is part of Oracle’s philanthropic efforts, and will be provided to schools free of charge while supplies last.
Half of the free kits have been set aside for Oracle Academy schools. In addition to building a weather station, the kits teach students to write …read more