PLTW


Inspiring, Engaging, and Empowering K-12 Students

Bringing STEM and Robotics education into the 21st century


Project Lead the Way (PLTW) is an industry leader in providing transformative learning experiences for K-12 students and teachers in more than 10,500 schools nationwide. Their cutting edge curriculum empowers students to solve real-world challenges through engaging and hands-on learning projects.

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VEX EDR is the exclusive robotics platform offered to PLTW schools, thereby bringing new and exciting opportunities for students across the United States. PLTW’s courses have been updated with rigorous new lessons implementing VEX EDR, ensuring that students will run the full gamut of robotics, from design, to building, to programming. VEX is proud to support the following PLTW pathways:

PLTW Gateway
(Grades 6-8)

Through engaging and collarborative hands-on challenges, PLTW Gateway empowers middle school students to discover what they're passionate about, and how it relates to a career in the future.

PLTW Computer Science
(Grades 9-12)

PLTW Computer Science inspires students to become creators of technology, rather than just consumers. Students will work together to design solutions, and learn computational thinking - not just how to code.

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PLTW Engineering
(Grades 9-12)

PLTW Engineering teaches students to develop the problem-solving mindset of an engineer. Students will engage in real-life challenges such as designing a home or programming a robotic arm.

For more information on PLTW and to learn more on how you or your student can become involved, visit their website at www.pltw.org.

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  1. PLTW POE VEX Kit
    $1,600.00

    270-1921

    Ships in 8 Weeks

    This custom VEX Robotics kit is used in PLTW's Principles of Engineering and Computer Integrated Manufacturing courses.


    • (1,976) total parts
  2. PLTW Gateway VEX Kit
    $1,100.00

    270-1920

    Ships in 8 Weeks

    This custom VEX Robotics kit is used in PLTW's Gateway course.


    • (1,882) total parts
  3. PLTW Aerospace Engineering VEX Kit
    $920.00

    270-1789

    Ships in 8 Weeks

    This custom VEX Robotics kit is used in PLTW's Aerospace Engineering course.


    • (1,580) total parts
  4. PLTW Digital Electronics Kit
    $109.99

    270-1922

    This custom VEX Robotics kit is used in PLTW's Digital Electronics course.


    • (104) total parts
  5. Gateway Competition Upgrade Kit
    $299.99

    276-2455

    This kit enhances the PLTW Gateway Kit for schools that want to build a robot to compete in the VEX Robotics Competition.

  6. Heliocentris Altenative Energy Kit
    $229.99

    276-1986

    The Heliocentris Alternative Energy Kit allows for instruction and understanding of basic fuel cell and solar cell applications.


    • 5-cell photovoltaic solar cell
    • Reversible fuel cell with integrated gas storage cylinders

    Note: This product is not legal for use in the VEX Robotics Competition.

  7. Heliocentris Alternative Energy Half Kit
    $114.99

    276-1988

    The Heliocentris Alternative Energy Half Kit allows for instruction and understanding of basic fuel cell and solar cell applications.


    • 5-cell photovoltaic solar cell
    • Reversible fuel cell with integrated gas storage cylinders

    Note: This product is not legal for use in the VEX Robotics Competition.

  8. PLTW Random Number Generator Kit
    $15.20

    270-2338

    Includes the components necessary to build ONE random number generator for use with the PLTW Digital Electronics curriculum.

  9. Advanced Mechanics and Motion Kit
    $24.99

    276-2045

    This kit contains a variety of mechanisms to help a robot builder learn about the mechanics of motion. Use them to see examples of worm gears, lead screws, universal joints, bevel gear reductions and rotary cams.

    • Create complex robot mechanisms.
    • Learn advanced mechanics principles.

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