Learning Module: Introduction to Actuators - Instructor Guides

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Abstract

This learning module is one of three SCME modules that discuss the types of components found in microelectromechanical systems (MEMS).  This module covers "actuators" - what they are, how they work, and how they are used in both macro and micro-sized systems.  An activity provides further exploration into specific actuators and how they are used in everyday devices.  Two related learning modules cover macro and micro-sized sensors and transducers.

This learning module includes the following.

  • Pre-test (Knowledge Probe)
  • Reading: Introduction to Actuators
  • Presentation:  Introduction to Actuators
  • Activity:  What are Actuators?
  • Assessment

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