Welcome to PublicSensors!

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PublicSensors is an educational initiative that seeks to promote STEM literacy through hands-on construction and use of environmental sensors, and the collection and interpretation of local community science-based data.

For Students

Learn how to build  environmental sensors at home and use them to collect data in your own community 

Post environmental data you collected as well as view data posted by others in your community


Use our community forum to get help, view frequently asked questions, and connect with other students building sensors

PublicSensors Kit Information

For Educators

Find teaching resources for PublicSensors activities including how modules align with NGSS

Find additional examples of classroom modules that use environmental sensors 

Find slide deck templates designed for varying ages that lead students through PublicSensors activities 

Why We Love Sensors

Student Testimonials

“I really enjoyed building the temperature sensor and learning how circuits work. I have never really worked with this stuff so it was something new to me.”

“The information on the website was easy to understand and all of the parts of the kit were labeled which helped immensely.”