Sixth grade Gateway To Technology is a class all about solving programs. The Project Lead The Way curriculum is project based learning. Problem based learning is using critical thinking skills to create solutions to everyday problems. The course Design and Modeling 1 focuses on three main problems: What is Engineering?, Measuring, and The design process. First, as a class we will investigate what it means to be an engineer and what they do for a career. Secondly, we will work on our measuring skills by investigating metric/English measurement, using precision measuring tools, and using ours skills to design Skimmers. Finally, we will look use the Design Process to layout a framework to solve complex problems.