Middle School Industry 4.0 Foundations

Industry 4.0 technologies are changing the way work is done. Our solutions immerse 5th-8th grade students in the foundations of Industry 4.0 through fully scalable, hands-on projects and interactive eLearning.

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Industry 4.0 Foundations Mechatronics


Project-based courses exploring basic mechatronics competencies, including electricity, fluid power, mechanical systems, and controls. The curriculum allows students to explore principles for a wide range of career clusters, including:

  • Engineering Design
  • Mechatronic Systems
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical Technology

The program is completed with a capstone robotics project, combining engineering and programming on an open-ended design. Students use components including intelligent servo motors, sensors, Bluetooth controller, and coding software to design, build and program a robot.

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Industry 4.0 Foundations Autonomous Vehicles

Autonomous Vehicles

Foundational robotics technology courses provide an interactive approach to applied science, technology, engineering and math. Students build drones and AGVs while learning the science behind each component.

  • UGVs, AGVs and UAVs
  • Electrical Engineering and Energy Transfer
  • Sensors and Servos
  • Applied Systems Thinking
  • Variable Force and Motion; Physics of Flight
  • Software Programming and Drone Coding
  • Mechanical and Structural Engineering

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Industry 4.0 Foundations Alternative Energy Data Analytics

Data Analytics and Alternative Energy

Teach data analytics through alternative energy-based experiments. New energy concepts include:

  • Photovoltaics
  • Wind Power
  • Hydro Power
  • Electric Mobility
  • Fuel Cells

Qualitative and quantitative experiments using these energy concepts allow students to practice data logging, data analysis, variable manipulation, and creativity as they get hands-on with the technology.

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Industry 4.0 Foundations Additive Manufacturing

Additive Manufacturing

As 3D Printing grows in use across all industries and markets, teach your students to not only 3D print, but to design, program and create useful parts using 3D printing technology. This program focuses on core concepts in:

  • Engineering Design
  • Structural Engineering
  • Materials Science

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Want to learn more about Industry 4.0? 

Articles: Industry 4.0 in the News

Whitepaper: Teaching the Industrial Internet of Things: Preparing Students and Learners for Industry 4.0

Whitepaper: Preparing Milwaukee 7 for Industry 4.0

Infographic: The 6 Building Blocks of Industry 4.o Education