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Georgia Tech and ESMS Working Together.

 On Tuesday 8/22. visitors from Georgia Tech were on campus visiting with Ms. Roberts' Computer Science classes.  They will be working together on a project and wanted the opportunity to meet before the project starts. They will be working with them through Google classroom and video conferencing every other week to grow plants in 5 gallon buckets.   Together they will program Arduino computer boards to monitor the moisture levels of the soil, the temperature and the light. Data will be gathered from the Arduionos program to analyze the watering needs of the plant. The students should also be able to see how the temperature and the light effect the moisture level. This is a small scale project to help the students understand about water conservation. In our area we have many farmers that use irrigation and knowing when to irrigate and when to wait could save the farmers time and money.