Environment Education Kit – Sensor Development Course Module 1

Environment Education Kit

Sensor Development Course Module 1

(4 course modules to successfully complete for Environment Education Kit Certificate)


In this hands-on course, you’ll learn how to assemble and program industrial-quality environmental sensor modules. These cutting-edge devices are designed to monitor air quality, weather conditions, and climate change indicators with precision and accuracy.

Through step-by-step video tutorials and comprehensive instructional materials, you’ll gain a deep understanding of the integrated WisBlock system, including the baseboard, core microcontroller, and sensor assembly. Gain valuable skills in coding firmware, deploying sensors, and enclosing them in weatherproof housings for outdoor use.

By the end of this course, you’ll have the knowledge and expertise to deploy your sensors both indoors and outdoors, monitoring air quality near school or campus grounds, and contributing to climate change research by measuring CO2 levels and other key indicators.

Environment Education Kit - Sensor Development Course Module 1

Project Application - Air Quality and Weather Monitoring

In this course, you'll learn how to assemble, code the firmware, and deploy industrial-grade sensor modules outside your school or facility. These modules are designed to measure air quality, CO2 levels, air temperature, humidity, and barometric pressure in real-time. By monitoring these factors, you'll gain insights into the changing air conditions affected by internal combustion vehicles, construction projects, distant forest fires, or nearby volcanic activity.

Course Duration

This course is designed to be completed in 3-5 sessions, each lasting approximately 45 minutes.

Target Audience

This course is suitable for learners aged 10 and above, with a particular focus on students, educators, and individuals interested in environmental monitoring, sustainability, and emerging technologies.


To get the most out of this course, a general knowledge of IoT and Internet sensors is recommended. Basic understanding of Internet connectivity technologies and introductory coding courses would be helpful, but not mandatory.

Learning Outcomes

Through step-by-step course videos, complementary instructional materials, and easy access to our IoT programming libraries, your students will learn the basics of the integrated WisBlock system of baseboard, core microcontroller, and sensor assembly.

Students will learn how to assemble, code, and deploy a set of industrial quality environmental sensors with many practical and useful applications. After completion and testing, your students will learn how to weatherproof enclose their sensors for outdoor deployments.

Adding the open network services component, your students' environment sensors can be deployed indoors. They can also measure air quality near school or campus grounds, and monitor CO2 for climate change studies.

Your students studying air quality will obtain detailed knowledge of what level of dangerous particulates are circulating near your facility both outdoor and indoor readings depending on device placement.

Students will learn that the atmosphere consists of the natural gasses but also dangerous human-derived pollutants, which at certain levels can cause a series of health issues.

These discrete sensor data sets can be accessed anywhere from any device type, and results shared with other students and scientists that are part of the open global sensor data network (GSDN). Your students will not only learn important technical skill sets, but provide services to their local community and for the planet's benefit.

If you choose to network your students' sensors into our Global Sensor Data Network (GSDN) - (see our Online Data Dashboard Service option below) your students will be contributing to a worldwide citizen science project that OPEN is conducting with scientists, other schools and universities, policy-makers, and OPEN partners such as IBM Weather and Climate modeling division (EIS).

Course Structure

This course is the first module of a four-part series designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of environmental sensor development and deployment.


All pricing in USD

Institutional Pricing: $2,500 (Air Quality and CO2 Monitoring Sensors) – For 25 Students ($100/student)

Individual Learner Pricing: $200/student

The institutional pricing is designed for educational institutions, organizations, or groups of 25 or more students. This option provides a discounted rate compared to the individual learner pricing.

Special Offers

Special Offers/Discounts:

Initial 10% off for the first two weeks after launch


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