PTLW Electives

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Project Lead The Way provides a comprehensive approach to STEM Education. Through activity-, project-, and problem-based curriculum, PLTW gives students in middle school through high school a chance to apply what they know, identify problems, find unique solutions, and lead their own learning. They use industry-leading technology to solve problems while gaining skills in communication, collaboration, critical-thinking, and creativity.

7th Grade Career Exploration

Course Number: 9308
Grade: 7
Course Length: One year
Textbooks: Project Lead the Way Materials

Science of Technology (1 semester)

Science of Technology Science impacts the technology of yesterday, today, and the future. Students apply the concepts of physics, chemistry, and nanotechnology to STEM activities and projects, including making ice cream, cleaning up an oil spill, and discovering the properties of nano-materials.

Medical Services (1 Semester)

Medical Detectives Students play the role of real-life medical detectives as they analyze genetic testing results to diagnose disease and study DNA evidence found at a “crime scene.” They solve medical mysteries through hands-on projects and labs, investigate how to measure and interpret vital signs, and learn how the systems of the human body work together to maintain health.

8th Grade Engineering

Course Number: 4260
Grade: 8
Textbooks: Project Lead the Way Materials
Course Length: One year

Automation & Robotics (1 semester)

Automation & Robotics Students trace the history, development, and influence of automation and robotics as they learn about mechanical systems, energy transfer, machine automation, and computer control systems. Students use the VEX Robotics® platform to design, build, and program real-world objects such as traffic lights, toll booths, and robotic arms.

Design and Modeling (1 Semester)

Design & Modeling students apply the design process to solve problems and understand the influence of creativity and innovation in their lives. They work in teams to design a playground and furniture, capturing research and ideas in their engineering notebooks. Using Autodesk® design software, students create a virtual image of their designs and produce a portfolio to showcase their innovative solutions.

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