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When Disaster Strikes STEM Integrated Project

In this unit, students will prepare for developing their own senior project by engaging in a collaboratively imagined natural disaster. The learning activities are based on Unit 1 of Project Lead The Way's Engineering, Design and Development course; and elements A & B from the Engineering Design Process Portfolio Scoring Rubric. In addition to the…

Do We Dam It? STEM Integrated Project
9 10 11 12

Do We Dam It? STEM Integrated Project

In this unit, students create campaign materials and perform a mock referendum for the building of a new hydro project. The specifics of this project are based on the Auburn Dam, an on-going regional controversy. In addition to the CTE/STEM focus of the unit/project lessons, educators will find academic lessons in History, Math and English Languag…

From Plan to Prototype STEM Integrated Project
9 10 11 12

From Plan to Prototype STEM Integrated Project

In this unit, students will develop and document a plan-to-prototype design concept. The learning activities are based on Unit 4 of Project Lead The Way's Engineering, Design and Development course; and elements F & G from the Engineering Design Process Portfolio Scoring Rubric (EDPPSR). In addition to the CTE/STEM focus of the unit/project lesson…

Identify and Justify a Real-World Problem STEM Integrated Project
9 10 11 12

Identify and Justify a Real-World Problem STEM Integrated Project

This is a Linked Learning unit based on the Engineering Design Process Scoring Rubric (EDPPSR), Element A, Identification and Justification of the Problem. In our experience, high school students struggle to clearly and objectively identify real-world problems. They also struggle with research requiring students to critically read and integrate kn…

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…

Roller Coasters and the Progressive Era STEM Integrated Project
9 10 11 12

Roller Coasters and the Progressive Era STEM Integrated Project

Students will build rollercoasters in groups of three, incorporating their knowledge of energy transfer from potential to kinetic, using logical and low-cost materials such as wood, wires, string, twine, cardboard, and/or glue. In addition to the CTE/STEM focus of the unit/project lessons, educators will find academic lessons in History, English L…

Solar Duino House STEM Integrated Project
9 10 11 12

Solar Duino House STEM Integrated Project

In this unit, students will design and build a simple model home that uses solar-generated and stored power to run an arduino-controlled fan cooling and lighting system. They learn how to capture, store, and control solar energy, as well as how to program arduino units to use temperature sensors to accomplish their project. In addition to the CTE/…

Guppy Tank: No Business Too Small STEM Integrated Project
9 10 11 12

Guppy Tank: No Business Too Small STEM Integrated Project

It has been said that small industry serves as the backbone of the American economy. In this project, students will study the instrumental role of small businesses on the economy, analyze the impact of unemployment and design a small business to address a niche for an identified population. Similar to the TV series "Shark Tank," the culminating p…

Sustainable Redwood Furniture Design STEM Integrated Project
10 11 12

Sustainable Redwood Furniture Design STEM Integrated Project

This project is designed to show students the connection of sustainable forestry management with sustainable use of lumber as a building material and how it ties with a successful business plan. Students will learn what it means to properly manage a forest's timber resources to ensure long term benefits for the environment while meeting the demand…

There's an App for That! STEM Integrated Project

Mobile devices, like smart phones are changing our lives. Mobile apps are revolutionizing the way we think and communicate. In the palm of our hands, we can access information anywhere. The numbers of apps available are staggering. If you have a tablet or phone, you have an app on it. Creating an app is a new tool for 21st century students. The mob…

Virtual Reality and the Immigrant Crisis STEM Integrated Project
9 10 11 12

Virtual Reality and the Immigrant Crisis STEM Integrated Project

This project will explore the dynamics of immigration, and the impact that immigrants have on populations, using a multidisciplinary approach (Graph Communication, Math, World Languages and Biology). In Graphic Design, students will explore the issues related to immigration. Exploration will include why people move to a new country, city, state; w…

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…

Green is the New Black - Green Building Design STEM Integrated Project
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Green is the New Black - Green Building Design STEM Integrated Project

Students will learn the importance of green buildings in relation to individuals and our environment. The guiding essential question is, "What are the benefits and challenges of green construction?" Students will be introduced to the project through videos, quizzes, Powerpoint, and a field trip. At the end of this project, students will be skille…

Classroom of the Future STEM Integrated Project

In this unit, students will design a model energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly classroom. In groups of three, students will identify and sketch the features of their ideal multi-purpose green classroom. Using Google SketchUp, students will design their classroom. In addition to the CTE/STEM focus of the unit/project lessons, educators wi…

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