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Environmental Sustainability (Project Lead the Way)

In Environmental Sustainability, students investigate and design solutions in response to real-world challenges related to clean and abundant drinking water, food supply, and renewable energy. Students explore problems and solutions through the Project Lead the Way curriculum.

Course Sequence:

Level I- Introduction to Engineering Design (1.0)

  • Students in Introduction to Engineering dig deep into the engineering design process, applying math, science, and engineering standards to hands-on projects.
  • They work both individually and in teams to design solutions to a variety of problems using 3-D modeling software and use an engineering notebook to document their work.

Level II- Honors Principles of Engineering (1.0)

  • Through problems that engage and challenge, students in Principles of Engineering explore a broad range of engineering topics, including mechanisms, the strength of structures and materials, and automation.
  • Students develop skills in problem solving, research, and design while learning strategies for design process documentation, collaboration, and presentation.

Level III- Honors Environmental Sustainability (1.0)

  • Students apply knowledge through hands-on activities and simulations, students’ research and design potential solutions to these true-to- life challenges.

Level IV- Honors Engineering Design and Development (1.0)

  • The knowledge and skills students acquire throughout PLTW Engineering come together in Engineering Design and Development as they identify an issue and then research, design, and test a solution, ultimately presenting their solution to a panel.

Schools offering Environmental Sustainability (Project Lead the Way)


Associated Industry Jobs/Careers:

  • Community Organizers and Activists
  • Environmental Educators
  • Environmental Engineers
  • Park Rangers
  • Preserve Managers
  • Public Interest Lawyers

Associated College Majors:

  • City, Community, and Regional Planning
  • Economics
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Natural Resources and Conservation
  • Natural Resources Management and Policy
  • Natural Resources Management and Policy
  • Sustainable Agriculture
  • Sustainable Agriculture

Associated Industry-Recognized Certifications:

  • National Green Infrastructure Certification