Project Lead the Way

This course provides students opportunities to apply the engineering design process to creatively solve problems.  Students are introduced to the unit problem in the first activity and are asked to make connections to the problem throughout the lessons in the unit. Students learn and utilize methods for communicating design ideas through sketches, solid models, and mathematical models. Students will see how models can be simulated to represent an authentic situation and generate data for further analysis and observations. Students will work in teams to identify design requirements and research topics. Teams will design a toy or game for a child with cerebral palsy, fabricate and test it, and make necessary modifications to optimize the design solution.  In addition, students will be introduced to an online 3D modeling program called Tinkercad.  In this course, students will create a keychain using Tinkercad and will print it on a 3D printer.