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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…

10 11

Stem Cell Research Proposal STEM Integrated Project

In this project that will take approximately 2 1/2 weeks to complete, students explore Stem Cell Research from the vantage point of three curricular areas: As a social scientist with regards to ethics and global issues, a medical scientists with respect to clinical trials and treatment of disease, and from our English teacher, the patient perspecti…


The Ethics of Medical Research STEM Integrated Project

Students will explore ethical issues that are related to medical research and the impact of these issues as related to Biotechnology, American Literature, U.S. History and Mathematics. The culminating projects has students working collaboratively in a group to apply what they know about civil rights, biotechnology, and the exploitation of vulnera…

9 10 11 12

The Drug Development Process STEM Project

This unit is an ambitious undertaking to capture the essence of the drug development process and make the information accessible to high school students. The lessons are linked by a common scenario taken from the Secrets of the Rainforest lab by Bio-Rad which is as follows: "While hiking through the Andean Rainforest, Tisha obtains medicinal pla…

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…

9 10 11 12

Microbial Organisms in a Microcosm STEM Integrated Project

In this unit, students will learn about the ubiquitous nature of microorganisms, the conditions that foster growth of organisms and the sometimes negative effects. This unit is intended to be an Interdisciplinary approach to microorganisms. In addition to the CTE/STEM focus of the unit/project lessons, educators will find academic lessons in Biote…

9 10 11 12

The Epic Epidemiological Examination STEM Integrated Project

This unit dives deep into a journey that examines basic characteristics of viruses, introduces the concept of index cases and patient zero and elicits the importance of ELISA testing in case identification. It illuminates human tragedy and the impact of an array of public health epidemics that transformed approaches in disease prevention and interv…

9 10 11 12

Chicken Co-Op - Creating a Commercial Chicken Cooperative STEM Integrated Project

This project is a collaborative effort between Agriculture & Soil Chemistry, Animal Science, English Language Arts and Mathematics. The project culminates in a commercial chicken cooperative operation on the school grounds. This project can be utilized to lay the groundwork for building a laying hen operation to return funds to the agriculture prog…

9 10 11 12

Creating a Martian Society STEM Integrated Project

As the 10th grade capstone experience, students will work in interdisciplinary teams to create a Martian colony that incorporates learning from core curricular areas. The project will culminate in a "colonist recruitment fair" in which students will try to convince student stakeholders to join their colony on Mars. Engineering: Design and constru…

9 10 11 12

It's Lit(erature) - Introduction to E-Textiles STEM Integrated Project

Combining foreign language literature with practical graphic design skills, this integrated STEM project merges the world language of French and CTE Graphic Design by constructing electronic fabric projects, also known as e-textiles. Based upon their interpretation of original fairy tales (and not the Disney versions!), students in CTE graphic de…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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 …

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