# CTE Resource Center - Administrative Planning Guide - Science of Technology (PLTW) (ST8479/9 weeks)

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Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Science of Technology (PLTW) (ST8479/9 weeks)

Course Description

Course Code:ST8479
Work-based Learning:Available
Duration:9 weeks
Suggested Grade Levels:7–8
Prerequisites:None

Science impacts the technology of yesterday, today, and the future. In this unit, students apply the concepts of physics, chemistry, and nanotechnology to activities and projects, including making ice cream, cleaning up an oil spill, and discovering the properties of nano-materials. Only Project Lead the Way (PLTW) member schools with approved PLTW agreements are eligible to offer this course.

Career Clusters and Pathways

For federal reporting (choose one)

  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
    • Engineering and Technology
    • Science and Mathematics

Available Credentials

Note: Certifications do not apply to middle school courses.

Concentration Sequences

A combination of the course above and those below, equivalent to two 36-week courses. Students wishing to complete a specialization may take additional courses appropriate to their career pathways.

Check the course description for any course listed below, because some may have a prerequisite.

Note: Completer sequences do not apply to middle school courses.