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The Other Crime Scene STEM Integrated Project
9 10 11 12

The Other Crime Scene STEM Integrated Project

In a violent crime, much of the evidence may be found on the victim and suspect. In these circumstances, the body becomes a crime scene. Crimes of violence are usually considered a more important type of crime than a crime merely involving private property or the public peace, so realizing that evidence may be present and taking the time and effort…

Processing a Vehicular Crime Scene PBL Project
9 11 12 A C

Processing a Vehicular Crime Scene PBL Project

This is a series of four lesson plans, intended for the start of a second year course, as a review of protocols and skills, or at the end of the first year course as a challenge of applied skills and knowledge. For the second year students it is a Formative assessment, whereas for the first year students a Summative assessment This project is bro…

Who Done It? Crime Scene Investigation STEAM Integrated Project
9 10 11 12

Who Done It? Crime Scene Investigation STEAM Integrated Project

Every day crimes are committed. In the United States, we are all protected by law to be innocent until PROVEN guilty if accused of committing a crime. This project goes all the way through processing a crime scene, to determining who, how and why the crime was committed, then how the suspect is tried through the Judiciary System where the public de…

The Body As A Crime Scene STEM Integrated Project
9 10 11 12

The Body As A Crime Scene STEM Integrated Project

In any assault, whether it's a punch in the nose or a murder, the BODY is a crime scene in its own right. It contains physical evidence that can be examined in place, documented, collected and then subjected to further detailed analysis in the crime laboratory. When done in a careful, methodical manner an unbiased story of what happened can be dis…

Search Warrants: A Simple Tool and Responsibility - Criminal Justice Capstone Course PBL Project
10 11 12

Search Warrants: A Simple Tool and Responsibility - Criminal Justice Capstone Course PBL Project

In these lessons the students examine the 4th Amendment and how it is applied so that our government has reasonable limitations in how we enforce our laws. Students learn how to determine when a search warrant is required, how to legally and fairly obtain a warrant, how to serve the warrant and what happens next. In the culminating lesson, the st…

Fashion & Design: Creating a Clothing Line PBL Project
9 10 11 12

Fashion & Design: Creating a Clothing Line PBL Project

Have you even wanted to design your own line of clothes? In the PBL project "Fashion & Design: Creating a Clothing Line," students will get to do just that! They'll research trends and influencing factors of fashion through the decades and then use what they've learned along with their own individuality and creative ability to develop a sportswear…

Fashion, Design & Market a Necktie PBL Project
9 10

Fashion, Design & Market a Necktie PBL Project

In this project, students will be able to learn about the elements and principles of design as it relates to the Fashion industry. Students will apply the elements and principles of design to a "line" of neckties for a "high-end" department store such as Nordstrom's or Bloomingdale's. Students will also learn about wholesale vs retail, and create…

Fashion History PBL Project
9 10 11 12

Fashion History PBL Project

Students learn garment parts and styles, the history of clothing and fashion cycles. They end with a project where they work through the fashion design process to create an outfit that has a current, modern feel, but has colors and styles from a previous decade. This project is brought to you by Nicole Browne (CTE) with support from the CTE Onlin…

Someone Else's Shoes: Creating a Cinemagraph STEM Integrated Project
9 10 11 12

Someone Else's Shoes: Creating a Cinemagraph STEM Integrated Project

We never see ourselves. Other people form a perception of who we are. Can a photograph see inside your soul? Can a photograph see your dreams or fears? What does the photographer see? Is the photographer's point of view a mirror of the photographed? What if the photo moves? In addition to the CTE/STEM focus of the unit/project lessons, educators w…

Picturing Social Justice STEM Integrated Project
9 10 11 12

Picturing Social Justice STEM Integrated Project

In this unit, students will use techniques in digital photography to research, generate and identify a relevant social justice issue. In the understanding of digital resolution for the web and print, students will explore the relationship between pixels and vectors; apply their knowledge of area and the unit square; and will explore reproduction us…

Digital Darkroom: Photoshop and Photography PBL Project
9 10 11 12

Digital Darkroom: Photoshop and Photography PBL Project

In this series of lessons, students will learn how photography and the digital processes in Photoshop merge to enhance our creative and problem solving abilities. Students will learn about and create double and multiple exposures using digital methods, try their hand at rendering compelling HDRI images using multiple exposures, then move onto cre…

Everything Old is New Again - Cyanotype in the New Age PBL Project
9 10 11 12

Everything Old is New Again - Cyanotype in the New Age PBL Project

The Cyanotype, which is also known as ferroprussiate or blueprint was invented by Sir John Herschel in 1842, when he discovered that ferric (iron) salts could be reduced to a ferrous state by light and then combined with other salts to create a blue-and-white image. Not long after, Anna Atkins, one of the few women in photography during that centur…

Technical Writing - Instructions for Assembling a Balsa Wood Glider PBL Project
9 10 11 12

Technical Writing - Instructions for Assembling a Balsa Wood Glider PBL Project

This series of four lesson instructs students on the fundamentals of technical writing, leads them through the complex process of writing a set of instructions (for the construction of a simple balsa wood glider) and concludes with the building and flying of the balsa wood glider outlined in their instructions. This project is brought to you by A…

Defend Your Solution to a Real World Problem STEM Integrated Project
9 10 11 12

Defend Your Solution to a Real World Problem STEM Integrated Project

This is a Linked Learning unit based on the Engineering Design Process Portfolio Scoring Rubric (EDPPSR) Component 2, which has the following elements: - Design Concept Generation, Analysis and Selection - Application of STEM Principles and Practices - Consideration of Design Viability - The project presented here is the design of a projectile lau…

FAIL! Using the Engineering Design Process to Design an Electric Vehicle STEM Integrated Project
9 10 11 12

FAIL! Using the Engineering Design Process to Design an Electric Vehicle STEM Integrated Project

This unit uses the engineering design process (EDP) to design and build a battery powered go-kart, bicycle, or boat or some other large scale CTE project. In the CTE course, the students choose their project and establish their path throughout the remainder of the course. Introduction to the EDP uses case studies in engineering failures to help rei…

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