PLTW Principles of Engineering
Principles Of Engineering (POE) is a high school-level survey course of engineering. The course exposes students to some of the major concepts that they will encounter in a postsecondary engineering course of study. Students have an opportunity to investigate engineering and gives students the opportunity to develop skills and understanding of course concepts through creative problem-solving.
To be successful in POE, students should be concurrently enrolled in college preparatory mathematics and science.
Ideas we will study:
Mechanisms and Machine Control - we will build and program machines to solve problems (building a marble sorter)
Energy Sources - we'll build a hydrogen cell car
Energy Applications - breadboards and circuit design
Fluid Power - you'll get a good grasp of hydraulics
Statics - build, test and price a bridge
Material Properties and Testing
Statistics - like you've never seen in Math class
Kinematics - Angry Birds, rocketry and projectile motion
Why take the class?
- It is challenging and fun.
- Participate in a hands-on, activity oriented program.
- Earn college credit.
- Explore careers where a national employment shortage exists
- Explore careers where pay scales are among the highest levels for entry level professionals
- Formula Sheet for End of Course Exam
- Register for Articulated College Credit (community and technical colleges). Don't use school email account. Minimum class grade for credit is a B.