Clover, South Carolina

Project Lead the Way

Gateway to Technology

Welcome to PLTW

Instructor:  Jackie Osterhout, M.Ed

Subject Area: Career Technology/STEM

Classroom: A185

email: jacqueline.osterhout@clover.k12.sc.us

Step into the Oakridge Middle School Career Technology Lab and you enter a workshop, science lab, computer lab, and art room blended into one unique learning space. It is a place to discover how designers work to create the technology we use today and for the future. Following the  Project Lead the Way Curriculum, students create, design, build and problem solve. Students that like hands-on projects, working with others, and that are good independent workers will enjoy PLTW classes.


A Special Message to

 Rising 6th Graders and All New Students 

Design and Modeling

A message  for 7th Grade PLTW Students

Grade 7 


Grade 8 Pull-Toy Parade

Pull Toy Challenge

A pull-toy is pulled along the ground and a movement is produced, such as a head nods, a tail wags or a figure bobs up and down. The pull-toys use mechanisms to transfer energy from the wheels to the characters that define them.

Student  Task:

Robot dragster

Grade 8 Robot Dragster Designs

 Automated Winter Wonderland

Wonderland. Ty,Clay,Ty

Winter Wonderland

Tyler F. Clayton B.  Tyler J.


Winter Wonderland

Zaidoon, Cameron 

Windmill Designs: Two Mechanical Outputs

Gears and Mechanisms Toy Parade.mp4

Pull Toy Parade: Spring 2019

Pull Toy Parade Oct., 2019

8th Grade: Toy Design Parade


Engineering Careers Web Quest

 A - Z Engineering

Directions-  In this activity, you will use the computers and internet to research and alphabetically name as many types of engineers as you can.  You must find at least 20 of the 26 letters below.  Be sure to read the job description so you have some understanding of what each does!  Place a star by any type of engineering that seems interesting, to easily go back and find more information for part 2.

Use the links below to get you started on the Engineering Career's Web Quest.  This is not a complete list, and you may find it necessary to use other websites which are not listed!

Create an Engineering Careers Word Search

1) Click on the link above (Puzzle Maker).

2)  After your puzzle has been created, copy and paste the puzzle and terms into a blank Word document

Add your title and your name to the top of the document and save it.