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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…

Super-Empowering Your Substitute Lesson Series

Super-empowering Your Substitute: This is a series of lesson plans that are designed for teachers to use when they require a substitute. The activities will be easily modified to meet needs in either forensic science or law enforcement; however, the thinking behind the activities will allow any teacher to adapt them to their discipline. Lesson 1:…

Forensic Anthropology PBL Project
10 11 12 A C

Forensic Anthropology PBL Project

Discovery of skeletal remains provides a number of leads for identification of the victim and possibly the Cause of Death (COD). In these activities students will be handling bones as complete skeletons and articulated/separate parts. Identifying sex based upon skull features and the pelvic structure. Identifying height based upon long bone measu…

Who's Getting Away? Finding a Pattern using Forensics STEM Integrated Project
10 11 12

Who's Getting Away? Finding a Pattern using Forensics STEM Integrated Project

While watching an episode of a CSI type show or reading a crime novel, one can't help but wonder if the "science" being used is, well, truly scientific! While we can't vouch for the methods of TV crime fighters, the fact remains that the knowledge and use of scientific methods are critical to solving crime. In this STEM Integrated project "Who's …

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…

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