CTE: Advanced Manufacturing – Sensors Are Essential


Artificial intelligence (AI)-powered robots, 3D printing, the Internet of Things (IoT), virtual reality (VR) … there’s a whole world of exciting jobs and careers available to those who have a basic understanding of how to use these Industry 4.0 technologies. In each module of CTE: Advanced Manufacturing – Building a Future-Ready Workforce, students will

  • Investigate new technologies,
  • Explore the ways they impact daily life, and
  • Discover the jobs and career paths that utilize these technologies in their community.

In this module, students will be introduced to the world of digital sensors and begin to explore it using an Arduino System. After completing all the activities in this module, learners will be challenged to innovate and create a digital temperature sensor that will alert someone in their community when the temperature gets too hot or too cold.

Appropriate Age Levels:
Grades 8-12

Examples of Key Concepts & Vocabulary
Electronic components, interpreting circuits & schematics, basic programming syntax, microcontrollers, and data collection/analysis, etc.

Additional information


Base Product, Base + Advanced Certificate Add-On