Incredible Wearables

Incredible Wearables guides youth in making a personal fitness tracker. Participants will put their design to the test, counting steps taken and measuring heart rate all while making their design visually appealing. A video snapshot is available here: The activity was designed by University of of Nebraska- Lincoln, in partnership for National 4-H Youth Science Day 2017. This kit is appropriate for Grades 4-12.
  • General Tool Kit Information Sheet (to reserve a tool kit): Word | PDF

Materials list is:

Included in this kit are:

  • ESP8266 – The Thing (6)
  • Tilt Sensor (6)
  • Pulse Oximeter (6)
  • Power Supply (6)
  • Alligator Clips (12)
  • Jumper Wires (24)
  • Velcro (12 pieces)
  • Felt (4 pieces)
  • Rubber bands
  • Scissors (6)
  • Tape

Materials NOT included in this kit are:

  • Graph paper
  • Pencils
  • Flip chart paper (or source to record group data)
  • Copies of data charts from Youth Guide, page 20-21
  • Markers
  • Wi-fi accessible device (computer/tablet/smartphone) (internet access not necessary)
  • Extra velcro
  • Extra felt
  • Spare batteries (3 AA wearable unit)
  • Pedometers (optional)