# CTE Resource Center - Administrative Planning Guide - Magic of Electrons (PLTW) (ME8479/9 weeks)

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Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Magic of Electrons (PLTW) (ME8479/9 weeks)

Course Description

Course Code:ME8479
Work-based Learning:Available
Duration:9 weeks
Suggested Grade Levels:7–8
Prerequisites:None

In this unit, students examine the behavior and parts of atoms as well as the impact of electricity on the world around them. They learn skills in basic circuitry design and use what they know to propose designs such as a burglar alarm for an art museum. 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.

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