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Desk Top Name Plate STEM Integrated Project
9 10 11 12

Desk Top Name Plate STEM Integrated Project

The Desktop Sign is a great quick project that can be made of either wood or metal. The project is designed to apply geometry skills, specifically parallel lines and transversals. Students will see how an understanding of geometry will help to create the two parts of a Desktop Sign by reducing the material needed. The project starts with the stud…

DNA and Genetic Mutation STEM Integrated Project
9 10 11 12

DNA and Genetic Mutation STEM Integrated Project

Students will learn about the structure and function of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA). Additionally, students will learn about the translation of DNA into biological traits. If the DNA is mutated, the consequences can be good or bad. Often random mutations, caused by mutagens, result in unexpected outcomes or even harmful consequences. This unit wi…

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…

Don't Let The Cloud Rain On Your Dreams - STEM Integrated Project
9 10 11 12

Don't Let The Cloud Rain On Your Dreams - STEM Integrated Project

Students will realize the importance of technology as they embark on the college and career adventure. A+/Cisco Academy students will share their technology knowledge and practice their customer service skills with the AVID students. These lessons could be easily be adapted to an integrated team of social science or ELA students. Culminating proj…

Ellie The Entrepreneur - How to Start Your Own Business STEM Integrated Project
11 12

Ellie The Entrepreneur - How to Start Your Own Business STEM Integrated Project

"Ellie" has realized that she wants to become an entrepreneur and has decided to start her own business called the "Grizzly Grind." This project explores just how "Ellie" can realize her business dreams through the lens of ITC, Business and Finance and English Language-Arts! Note: These lessons can be taught together or as stand alone. Informat…

Energy Inequality in the World STEM Integrated Project
10

Energy Inequality in the World STEM Integrated Project

How does energy inequality affect the world today and what can be done to mitigate its impact? That is the essential question students seek to answer in this multi-disciplinary cross curricular unit. In the CTE Course (Intro to Energy) lesson sequence, students study current and future energy sources, resources and policy. Students learn about …

Engineering a Better Mousetrap Car STEM Integrated Project
10 11 12

Engineering a Better Mousetrap Car STEM Integrated Project

Racing (competition) is fundamental to human nature and our way of life. Making the right decisions based on evidence is fundamental to the engineering design process. This project explores competition and decision making through the Mousetrap car. The project is designed to last two weeks. The culmination of this project is a Race Day where s…

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…

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…

Fire and Drought STEM Integrated Project
7 8 9 10 11 12

Fire and Drought STEM Integrated Project

Fire: Just the word can spark fear or bring comfort. This Integrated Project, "Fire and Drought," looks at the cause of wild fires and what you can do to be prepared if or when a fire threatens your home. These lessons look predominantly at wildfire and drought in California. In addition, this project looks at our history with water. There are a …

Forensic Ballistics Analysis STEM Integrated Project
9 10 11 12

Forensic Ballistics Analysis STEM Integrated Project

Forensic scientists combine a variety of skills and disciplines to analyze physical evidence. In this project, Forensic students learn how to use chemistry, physics and the known characteristics of common materials to analyze a crime scene. In addition, students will develop skills in documentation and presentation through the use of Computer Assis…

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…

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…

Green is the New Black - Green Building Design STEM Integrated Project
11

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…

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…

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