Learning Module: Micro Pressure Sensors & the Wheatstone Bridge - Instructor Guides

By Southwest Center for Microsystems Education (SCME)

University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

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This purpose of this learning module is to allow students the opportunity to explore micro pressure sensors - their applications, design and fabrication, and operation.

This learning module includes the following:

  • A Learning Module Map (suggested outline for the instructor)
  • Knowledge probe (pre-test)
  • Overview of the Wheatstone Bridge
  • Presentation:  Wheatstone Bridge Overview
  • Activity with Presentation:  Modeling a Micro Pressure Sensor
  • Activity:  Wheatstone Bridge Derivation
  • Final Assessment

Instructors: please create a nanoHUB account and then request SCME Group membership in order to obtain Instructor Guides and editable slides for your personal classroom use.

Student materials for this learning module are available here.


MJ Willis

Southwest Center for Microsystems Education, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM