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Corporate Identity and the Power of Rhetoric STEM Integrated Project
9 10 11 12

Corporate Identity and the Power of Rhetoric STEM Integrated Project

This project takes students through a scenario where they act as “Bevron,” a corporation responsible for a massive oil spill. Students will study the persuasive techniques utilized in advertising, the science behind oil spills and other environmental disasters, and how to properly prepare an argument for your case using ethos, pathos and logos. In…

"Show Me the Money" - Creating a Socially Responsible Product  STEM Integrated Project
9 10 11 12

"Show Me the Money" - Creating a Socially Responsible Product STEM Integrated Project

In their CTE class, students will come up with an invention or new tangible product that is socially responsible to be presented to an investors panel. In their ELA class, after learning about pathos, ethos, and logos, the students will conduct a deeper analysis of an advertisement campaign, website, or article, and then use their learning to infor…

Intellectual Property: Copyright or Copywrong? STEM Integrated Project
10 11 12

Intellectual Property: Copyright or Copywrong? STEM Integrated Project

Students will be introduced to the various ethical dilemmas and real-world impact for many industries from the concept of intellectual property. The culminating project is to create a found piece of art (a music video where the music, video, lyrics, and graphic art are all sourced from other artists' original works). This project will take approxim…

Would You Survive the Zombie Apocalypse? STEM Integrated Project
9 10 11 12

Would You Survive the Zombie Apocalypse? STEM Integrated Project

Just when you thought things couldn't get any crazier... Zombies. If you teach information technology, journalism, business or math, have we got some great lessons for you. Explore topics timely issues such as media credibility, marketing...and of course, designing a survival structure! The lessons in this project can be taught together, individu…

Color Theory PBL Project

Everyone has a favorite color but is there more to color then just our personal preference. We are surounded by colors all day, every day. Be it the clothing we wear, the advertisements we see, the street signs and even the color we paint our walls, colors are chosen for a reason and have an effect on our moods and senses. Throughout the cours…

Tillage Practices and Soil Chemistry PBL Project
10 11 12

Tillage Practices and Soil Chemistry PBL Project

Students will explore how chemical bonding, chemical reactions and chemical equilibrium are demonstrated through the relationship between tilled soil and water runoff. Students build upon their knowledge of atomic structure to explore the various forms of chemical bonding that takes place between atoms of different elements as well as the role of v…

Aquifying Our Groundwater PBL Project
11 12

Aquifying Our Groundwater PBL Project

What's in YOUR water? In the PBL Project "Aquifying Our Groundwater," students will examine the Flint water crisis, build their own aquifer and even analyze what makes a good TED Talk in order to create their own! Students will demonstrate how aquifers filter different contaminants by constructing a model of an aquifer and testing how groundwater…

What's in Your Water? PBL Project
9 10 11 12

What's in Your Water? PBL Project

Students will investigate the water in their community, while learning about how water is formed, and where their water is found in the ground and above ground. Students will conduct experiments to determine what exactly is in their water within their community by doing a water analysis. This unit is brought to you by Deborah Hughes (CTE) with s…

There's an App for That - Agricultural Irrigation Practices (ASC 3.6) PBL Project
9 10 11 12

There's an App for That - Agricultural Irrigation Practices (ASC 3.6) PBL Project

In this four-lesson project, students learn about different irrigation methods while integrating technology and team collaboration. They will then apply this knowledge to the creation of a mobile app that enables them to share the knowledge they have learned electronically with anyone in industry. Throughout these lessons, students will: >Use Goo…

Nutrient Deficiencies in Livestock (ASC 5.1) PBL Project
9 10 11 12

Nutrient Deficiencies in Livestock (ASC 5.1) PBL Project

In this project, students will explore the correlation between soil and plant nutrient levels with health problems in livestock. The students will analyze a case study about a specific mineral deficiency in a livestock species. The students will offer a solution and/or design a system to prevent or correct a mineral deficiency. The solution will be…

Physical and Chemical Properties of Soil (ASC2.4 ) PBL Project
9 10 11 12

Physical and Chemical Properties of Soil (ASC2.4 ) PBL Project

Essential Question: How can soil fertility be impacted by the physical and chemical properties of soil? This project exposes students to the physical and chemical properties that impact soil fertility. Students learn the importance of plant nutrients and basic signs of nutrient deficiencies. Students investigate the role of the atom in plant produ…

Agriculture and Soil Chemistry (ASC 2.2) PBL Project
10 11 12

Agriculture and Soil Chemistry (ASC 2.2) PBL Project

Farmers rely on healthy nutrient rich soil to efficiently grow the raw commodities necessary to feed our World’s population. The physical properties of soil directly influence the chemical properties and changes that can occur in the soil. At the completion of this unit students will create atomic models of common elements found in soil, including …

Sedimentary Rocks (ASC Unit 2.1) PBL Project
9 10 11 12

Sedimentary Rocks (ASC Unit 2.1) PBL Project

Rocks cover the Earth's surface and are the basic building blocks of the soil. This unit includes four lessons covering the types of rocks, the rock cycle, the breakdown of sedimentary rock, and the basic formation of soil. Student Objectives included in this unit: *Visually identify a sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic rock. *Describe …

Pre-Production: The Importance of Storytelling, Story Boards, Scripts and Set Design PBL Project
9 10 11 12

Pre-Production: The Importance of Storytelling, Story Boards, Scripts and Set Design PBL Project

Video Production requires planning. This "Pre-Production" process includes developing a concept, planning the story structure, content and substance, writing up a treatment, creating set and storyboard drawings, and building a proper script. Students will go through this process using industry-standard software (Celtx) to create sets, storyboards a…

The Power of a Healing Garden STEM Integrated Project
9 10 11 12

The Power of a Healing Garden STEM Integrated Project

What are the effects of war on mental health? How can the creation of "Therapeutic Garden" help those affected by war? In the STEM Integrated Project, "The Power of a Healing Garden," students will explore psychological disorders such as PTSD and depression and look at current methods of treatment. Students will then use their knowledge in the de…

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