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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…

The Engineering Design Process: Design a Soccer Cleat Dirt Removal Mat PBL Project
9 10 11 12 A

The Engineering Design Process: Design a Soccer Cleat Dirt Removal Mat PBL Project

As time and technology have advanced, the process of designing products has become quicker, more precise, and more efficient, which enables changes to be made when needed. The process for getting a concept to a marketable solution is also being completed with higher quality and in far less time. In this project, students will work in teams of two …

Controlling Perspective: Understanding the Power of Point of View STEM Integrated Project

In this project, students will explore the ways that our understanding of the truth can be influenced by viewing facts through another's perspective. Students will consider the possibility that the person privileged to tell the story holds the power to control the direction of the narrative. They will discuss ways to uncover other voices and other …

Telling Your Story through Blended Media PBL Project
10 11 12 A

Telling Your Story through Blended Media PBL Project

Story and storytelling are the centerpieces of human communications, it is just technology that has changed throughout the millennia. This project will provide a strong foundation for students seeking to build their story telling capabilities. It will focus on examining their links to their past heritage and how that influences their lens by which…

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…

Tell Me a Story: Storytelling using Photos and Graphic Design PBL Project
9 10 11 12

Tell Me a Story: Storytelling using Photos and Graphic Design PBL Project

"Tell me a story" takes students through a journey of hands-on learning about storytelling through photography, graphic design, and videography. In these lessons, students will be taught key points in telling compelling stories then, challenged to use their creativity and critical thinking to demonstrate techniques of effective non verbally and ver…

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…

"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…

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…

Color Theory PBL Project

Everyone has a favorite color but is there more to color then just our personal preference. We are surounded by colors all day, every day. Be it the clothing we wear, the advertisements we see, the street signs and even the color we paint our walls, colors are chosen for a reason and have an effect on our moods and senses. Throughout the cours…

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…

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