Energy & Engineering Curriculum

GREEN believes that engaging students in STEAM activities at a young age builds confidence, grows interest, and puts them on course for strong accomplishments in middle school, high school, and beyond. Through PLTW Launch, our program for kindergarten through fifth grade, students become problem solvers. Students use structured approaches, like the engineering design process, and employ critical thinking. They apply STEM knowledge, skills, and habits of mind, learning that it is OK to take risks and make mistakes. As teachers and students learn and discover together, education becomes far more engaging. PLTW Gateway is offered in GREEN's middle school. Students have the opportunity to engage in rigorous and relevant experiences through activity-, project-, and problem-based learning. They use industry-leading technology to solve problems while gaining skills in communication, collaboration, critical-thinking, and creativity.

GREEN's Energy curriculum and NEED:
The NEED Project's energy curriculum provides GREEN students a comprehensive, objective information platform with activities on the energy sources that fuel our country, including their economic and environmental impacts. Students explore the history of energy, energy in current events, and consider future energy development opportunities and challenges. They understand that certain energy sources may be better choices for specific energy needs, and they discuss and debate the energy sources we use today and will use in the future. GREEN students begin their exploration of renewable and nonrenewable energy sources in Kindergarten and continue through high school.

Renewable Energy Can Provide 80%

of U.S. Electricity by 2050