Elementary STEM Curriculum

PLTW Launch (PreK-5) taps into students’ exploratory nature, engages them in learning that feels like play, and encourages them to keep discovering – now and for any future they choose.

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PLTW Launch Students Learn Through Exploration and Discovery.

Young learners are naturally wired for discovery. PLTW Launch is designed with activities that let them see what they can be and build skills to discover what they can do.

Students are immersed in hands-on activities, projects, and problems that build upon each other and relate to the real world. They experience integrated learning that blends computer science, engineering, biomedical science, and more. Throughout the modules, even the youngest learners apply their math and English Language Arts (ELA) skills, learn science to standards, and adopt skills that are foundational across disciplines.

Additionally, to support rigorous learning for all students, including America’s 5 million English Language Learners, all PLTW Launch students and teachers have access to curriculum in both English and Spanish.

PLTW Launch is designed to support a wide range of implementations. Whether the modules are offered in all classrooms, as a specials rotation, as grade level rotations, as an after-school program, or even as a summer learning implementation, PLTW Launch offers the flexibility to meet your needs.



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Build a Strong Elementary STEM Program

When laying the foundation of your PLTW Launch program, keep in mind that the strongest programs typically target their energy on key student-focused priorities.

These programs provide access to elementary STEM curriculum to students at all grade levels, ensuring every student gets to experience PLTW. Most strong PLTW Launch programs have several teachers trained at each grade level that are actively engaged in the program as well as champions among district and school leaders.

Our Approach to Standards Connection is Focused on Student Outcomes and Flexibility.

Our programs are designed to empower students to thrive in an evolving world. As a part of this process, we take standards connections into account when developing and updating our curriculum.

We define connections as:

  • Students complete a designated task(s) that demonstrates the outlined knowledge and/or skills of the specific standard or objective.
  • Our multidisciplinary programs align to a variety of standards and provide districts and schools with the flexibility to tailor programs to meet their specific state or local requirements as needed.

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PLTW Launch Pricing

The PLTW Participation Fee is invoiced annually and does not increase with added modules or program expansion. Pricing subject to change.

Annual Participation Fee

PLTW schools participate on an annual basis, with year-long, uninterrupted access to hands-on, relevant curriculum for teachers and students.


Professional Development

PLTW Core Training immerses teachers in a hands-on, collaborative learning environment, challenges them to look at their classrooms in a new way, and empowers them to bring learning to life with PLTW.


An Evidence-based Solution for Elementary Students

With PLTW Launch you can:

  • Create career confidence by exposing your students to the wealth of in-demand opportunities awaiting them.
  • Inspire students to work together, solve problems, and persevere in a vibrant, dynamic environment.
  • Foster interaction and social emotional learning for all students, especially underrepresented and female students.

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Start Transforming Your Classrooms

  1. Explore Our Curriculum

    See how our pathways in computer science, engineering, and biomedical science make for a comprehensive PreK-12 learning experience.

  2. Plan for PLTW

    Plan for a lasting, strong program with support from PLTW throughout your implementation and beyond.

  3. Experience PLTW

    See how thousands of PLTW students and alumni across the country are unlocking their potential and thriving in college, career, and beyond.

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