Look at the same thing from a
different perspective. You’d be
surprised what you might see.

Curriculum for Middle School

Ignite My Future in School provides middle school educators with standards-aligned, transdisciplinary resources designed to effectively engage classrooms with the foundations of computational thinking across core subject areas.

Build a Movement

How can Technology Improve our Lives?
English
Math
Social Students
Analyze Data

Analyze what makes memes and movements go "viral" on social media, and use that knowledge to bring awareness to important social issues.

Digital DIY

How can Technology Improve our Lives?
Computer Science
ELA
Develop Algorithms

Discover how computers are programmed using clearly defined steps, and apply this approach in an exercise teaching someone else how to complete a task.

Drop the Beat

How can Technology Improve our Lives?
Arts
Engineering
Music
Science
Find Patterns

Experience how songs are built on patterns and how they can loop these patterns in order to efficiently create new music, much like computer coders use loops to create computer programs.

Find Your Focus

How can Technology Improve our Lives?
Engineering
Math
Analyze Data
Decompose

Investigate key components of multiple stress-relieving gadgets and utilize computer aided drafting (CAD) to design a product concept customized to meet diverse needs found in the mass market.

Recognizing An Invader

How can Technology Improve our Lives?
Computer Science
Engineering
Graphic Arts
Math
Science
Technology
Find Patterns

Explore solutions to help the public identify invasive species from native ones by creating an electronic field guide that can recognize distinctive patterns and features.

The Smell Test

What will our future look like?
Computer Science
Science
Decompose
Abstract

Abstract smells that might enhance the experience of a moviegoer, and explore design possibilities for a virtual reality headset transforming the sensory experience of viewing motion pictures.

Speak My Language

What will our future look like?
ELA
Collect Data
Find Patterns

Explore the world of language learning software by developing a process to quickly learn the basics of any language for an upcoming trip.

Capable Cobot

What will our future look like?
Math
Science
Develop Algorithms

Design an algorithm directing a robot around a house to complete household tasks, while also paying attention to the constraints of that particular home.

Drone Delivery

What will our future look like?
Engineering
Math
Build Models
Develop Algorithms

Design a drone that can bypass congested city traffic to quickly deliver a hot pizza to its hungry recipient, and explore the efficiencies created by technology.

Outbreak

What will our future look like?
Math
Science
Collect Data
Analyze Data

How do viruses spread, and what can we do to stop them? Interpret survey data, and plot a graph that gives clues about future outbreaks to create a vaccine distribution plan.