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LAUNCH | GATEWAY | COMPUTER SCIENCE | ENGINEERING | BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE


LAUNCH (K-5)
Amazing Discoveries Start Here

Your K-5 students already have the qualities of great designers and innovators. What PLTW Launch does is tap into their exploratory nature, engage them in learning that feels like play, and encourage them to keep discovering – now and for years to come.





Structure & Function: Exploring Design

Pushes and Pulls

Structure and Function: Human Body

Animals and Algorithms
 


Materials Science: Form and Function

Materials Science: Properties of Matter

The Changing Earth

Grids and Games
 


Energy: Collisions

Energy: Conversion

Input/Output: Computer Systems

Input/Output: Human Brain
 
 

Light and Sound

Light: Observing the Sun, Moon, and Stars

Animal Adaptations

Animated Storytelling
 
 

Stability and Motion: Science of Flight

Stability and Motion: Forces and Interactions

Variation of Traits

Programming Patterns

 
 

Robotics and Automation

Robotics & Automation: Challenge

Infection: Detection

Infection: Modeling & Simulation
 

 

GATEWAY (6-8)
Engaging. Exciting. Empowering.

Middle school is a time of exploration, a time when students are figuring out what they’re passionate about today and how that relates to who they’ll become tomorrow.





DM - Design and Modeling

AR - Automation and Robotics


CSAC - App Creators

CSIM - Computer Science for Innovators and Makers

EE - Energy and the Environment

FS - Flight and Space

 

ST - Science of Technology

ME - Magic of Electrons

GA - Green Architecture

MD - Medical Detectives
 




 

 

COMPUTER SCIENCE
(9-12)

Empower Your Students to Be Technology Trailblazers

At a time when computer science affects how we work and live, PLTW Computer Science empowers students in grades 9-12 to become creators, instead of merely consumers, of the technology all around them.








CSE – Computer Science Essentials, 0.5 years
 
  CSP – Computer Science Principles, 1 year

CSA – Computer Science A, 1 year
 
 
SEC – Cybersecurity, 0.5 years

 

 

ENGINEERING
(9-12)

Empower Your Students to Step Into the Role of an Engineer

PLTW Engineering empowers students to step into the role of an engineer, adopt a problem-solving mindset, and make the leap from dreamers to doers. The program’ s courses engage students in compelling, real-world challenges that help them become better collaborators and thinkers. Students take from the courses in-demand knowledge and skills they will use in high school and for the rest of their lives, on any career path they take.






IED - Introduction To Engineering & Design, 1 year

POE – Principles of Engineering, 1 year
 
 
 
AE – Aerospace Engineering, 1 year

ES – Environmental Sustainability, 1 year

CEA – Civil Engineering & Architecture, 1 year
CIM – Computer Integrated Manufacturing, 1 year

CSP – Computer Science Principles, 1 year

DE – Digital Electronics, 1 year
 
 
 
EDD – Engineering Design and Development, 1 year

 

 

BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE
(9-12)

Empower Your Students to Be Technology Trailblazers

Whether discovering new cancer treatments or teaching healthy lifestyle choices to their communities, today’s biomedical science professionals are tackling big challenges to make the world a better place.






PBS – Principles of Biomedical Science, 1 year

HBS – Human Body Systems, 1 year

MI – Medical Interventions, 1 year
 
 
  BI – Biomedical Innovation, 1 year
 
 
Biomedical
 
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