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The Mechanics Of Movement: From Limbs to Levers STEM Integrated Project
9 10 11 12

The Mechanics Of Movement: From Limbs to Levers STEM Integrated Project

This project combines Physics, Biology, and Construction Design to learn about limbs from insects to humans. The physics lessons begin with studying torque and how it causes rotation, following the with experimenting with levers and how to calculate the mechanical advantage. Work and energy of simple levers and how it can be applied to the human …

Developing an Environmental Impact Report PBL Project
10 11 12

Developing an Environmental Impact Report PBL Project

Assessing any given environment is incredibly important as we cannot always see what's truly there. Developing an Environmental Impact Report allows us analyze many components of a site (even the things that we cannot see) before we start a construction project. In this PBL Project, students will learn how to develop an Environmental Impact Repo…

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/…

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…

The Business and Science of Fidget Spinners! STEM Integrated Project
9 10 11 12

The Business and Science of Fidget Spinners! STEM Integrated Project

"Fidget spinners" were originally marketed as aides for individuals with anxiety, autism and ADHD - some pitches include promises of greater concentration for people with those conditions, or even bring out the creative genius lying deep within you. Fidget spinners are small, ball-bearing devices that the user can rotate between his or her finger…

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…

Storytelling Your Career...by Website Design   STEM Integrated Project
9 10 11 12

Storytelling Your Career...by Website Design STEM Integrated Project

In Storytelling Your Career... by Design, the students will be introduced to webpage design and development along with career exploration. The students will research careers using the occupational groups provided by the government. They will use HTML programming language and utilize this career information as content for a webpage. Once the stud…

Would You Survive the Zombie Apocalypse? STEM Integrated Project
9 10 11 12

Would You Survive the Zombie Apocalypse? STEM Integrated Project

Just when you thought things couldn't get any crazier... Zombies. If you teach information technology, journalism, business or math, have we got some great lessons for you. Explore topics timely issues such as media credibility, marketing...and of course, designing a survival structure! The lessons in this project can be taught together, individu…

Business Plans Made Easy PBL Project

Teenage Entrepreneurship Is On The Rise! Creating a prototype, developing a brand, crafting a vision and mission and marketing your product are all activities in which students will engage in the four lessons created. How do you put all of these elements together to create a business plan? In the PBL Project "Business Plans Made Easy", students w…

Communication Skills PBL Project
9 10 11 12 A

Communication Skills PBL Project

"I have no idea what you are talking about!" "Whatever." "You're an idiot." "Never mind." These are all poor forms of communication. Chances are you've used them and/or you've heard them. Good communication can benefit all of us in all areas of our lives. The following lessons are designed to help students better communicate at home, scho…

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…

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Model PBL Project
10 11 12

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Model PBL Project

People are starting to be concerned about the environmental impact of transporting food long distances. They want their food grown locally, not only for personal health reasons, but for the health of the planet. In addition, many urban communities are embracing locally grown food to eradicate food deserts. It is this "Grow Local" sentiment that i…

Preventing the Superbug: Antibiotics and Agriculture STEM Integrated Project
11 12

Preventing the Superbug: Antibiotics and Agriculture STEM Integrated Project

The use of antibiotics in animal agriculture is quickly becoming a point of contention for both producers and consumers. This project investigates the use of antibiotics from a producer perspective, from the government perspective, and in their English course students will learn to analyze and write about the information that is presented. As stud…

9 10 11 12

FFA Issues and Topics

This unit contains lessons about the aim, purpose, history and structure of the FFA. Other lessons are about the opportunities in FFA such as awards, contests (career development opportunities), leadership opportunities and conferences.

9 10 11 12

California Agricultural Record Book

This 10-15 hour unit contains lessons on components, entering information, completing the record book as well as how to use the record book for awards and recognition.

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