Inventions and Innovations

SCED Code: 21099
Virginia Extended Description: 6
Suggested Grade Level: 6, 7, 8
Duration: 6 Weeks
Prerequisite: None
OSHA Compliance Required?: No

Students apply the engineering design process to plan, build, and communicate inventions or innovations that address contemporary technological problems facing them, their community, and the world. This hands-on course allows students to apply creativity and innovation that emphasizes working in teams and the safe use of technological and engineering tools and equipment. Contextual instruction and student participation in co-curricular career and technical student organization (CTSO) activities will develop leadership, interpersonal, and career skills. High-quality work-based learning (HQWBL) will provide experiential learning opportunities related to students' career goals and/or interests, integrated with instruction, and performed in partnership with local businesses and organizations.

Note: Completer sequences and certifications do not apply.

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