It's the PROCESS, not the PRODUCT, that is important!!! Students will be learning about the process, the hard work ethic, and the passion it takes to bring an idea to reality. Lean Launchpad and the scientific method go hand-in-hand to solve real world problems that affect real customers. This is how students will participate in both the scientific and business communities right now, as middle school students. It will provide an authentic approach to research and bring relevance to the learning that is required to become experts in a field of study. Confidence in communication, developing a professional identity, and using current technology are some of the many facets of learning that will take place in this class. It will be intense and scary. It will be uncomfortable and even confrontational. It will be eye-opening and personally experienced. This will be your starting point.