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Hear Me! STEM Integrated Project
9 10 11 12

Hear Me! STEM Integrated Project

How do we encourage empathy with our students? In this STEM Integrated project, the power of music and narrative come together as a way to share each other's stories and understand each other just a little better. Students will collaborate to produce and publish scored interviews and narratives about their lives. They will also have the opportuni…

Changing One's Tune: A Music Therapy STEM Integrated Project
9 10 11 12

Changing One's Tune: A Music Therapy STEM Integrated Project

Stress and anxiety has been on the rise for students in modern world. Learning how to cope with the many stressors our students face today is pivotal for any successful educational outcomes inside and outside school life. In this project, the ultimate goal of the students will be to create a music therapy space. Hopefully it will be a place where…

Podcast Crime, Serial style STEM Integrated Project
10 11 12

Podcast Crime, Serial style STEM Integrated Project

This interdisciplinary unit utilizes English Language-Arts, CTE Criminal Justice, CTE Video, and Science to explore how a true crime story can be used to develop a compelling narrative in an audio format. The culminating project is a four-part podcast that can be shared digitally. Lessons in this project include: -The Job of an Audio Engineer: So…

Trash Transformations: Landscapes of Change STEM Integrated Project
9 10 11 12

Trash Transformations: Landscapes of Change STEM Integrated Project

How have human productivity and consumption shaped our daily habits and our way of life today? Can trash be considered "art" and can it serve as a form of trash activism? And the most important question...How did wolves change the rivers in Yellowstone? This project is designed to get students thinking about how personal choices they make can im…

Identity in the New Age STEM Integrated Project
9 10 11 12

Identity in the New Age STEM Integrated Project

How do we support our students to empathize with others through shared experiences? Moreover, how can we find ways to connect with each other that transcend race, gender, age, and cultural boundaries? This CTE / STEM Integrated Project, Identity in the New Age, gives students opportunities to explore the way individual identity works within netwo…

"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…

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…

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…

Through the Wall - Sustainable Wall Panel Design STEM Integrated Project
9 10 11 12

Through the Wall - Sustainable Wall Panel Design STEM Integrated Project

In this project, students will need to identify the best materials to use in a manufactured wall panel. They will need to justify their choices with a thorough analysis and they will create a data sheet that outlines their designed wall panel. CTE: For the Sustainable Wall Panel Project, they will be designing their own wall panel and will need t…

The Big One is Coming-Planning for a California Earthquake STEM Integrated Project
9 10 11 12

The Big One is Coming-Planning for a California Earthquake STEM Integrated Project

Are you ready for the Big One? To begin this project, students write an essay describing their own state of preparedness. Then, working in seismic engineering teams, they engage in hands on labs and computer simulations to learn about wave properties and how loads affect structures. They study plate tectonics and interview survivors of the 1994 …

Game Design: The Hero's Journey STEM Integrated Project
9 10 11 12

Game Design: The Hero's Journey STEM Integrated Project

In this interactive unit, students will learn about game design and programming at the same time as they learn about plot and character development in the creation of a game of their own. They will use already tested tools like Video Game Maker to make interactive games and Scratch programming language to learn how to program and animate objects in…

Should We Save the Trees? Exploring a Local Controversy STEM Integrated Project

In this project, students will answer the essential question: "Should we save the trees?" Specifically, the unit examines the controversial removal by PG&E of old-growth trees in the City of Oroville. In Language Arts, students read informational texts, examine civil disobedience, and argue a position. In Intro to Programming, students will res…

Are Men and Women Created Equally? STEM Integrated Project
11 12

Are Men and Women Created Equally? STEM Integrated Project

Description This project introduces students to Human Anatomy, specifically the differences that exist between males and females. The project takes the human dimensions, body planes, and body systems and looks at them. The human dimensions, body planes are measured and are analyzed with scatter plots and coordinates in math class. The anatomy te…

Intro to Programming STEM Integrated Project
7 8

Intro to Programming STEM Integrated Project

Everyone can master the art of programming. This 7th-8th Grade unit will expose students to the basic understanding of what a computer and computer programming entails. Students will begin the lesson with the fundamentals of a computer. Then it will briefly compare academic writing to computer programming. The lesson will then continue with a fun …

Ethical and Acceptable Use of Technology STEM Integrated Project
9 10 11 12

Ethical and Acceptable Use of Technology STEM Integrated Project

In every society there are rules that its citizens must abide by. This is also true for the digital sphere, where everyone must learn to understand what rules and policy must be followed for us to be good digital citizens. This unit will delve into how technology has impacted our privacy, rights, culture, and our lives. Students will have the oppor…

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