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Roller Coasters and the Progressive Era STEM Integrated Project
9 10 11 12

Roller Coasters and the Progressive Era STEM Integrated Project

Students will build rollercoasters in groups of three, incorporating their knowledge of energy transfer from potential to kinetic, using logical and low-cost materials such as wood, wires, string, twine, cardboard, and/or glue. In addition to the CTE/STEM focus of the unit/project lessons, educators will find academic lessons in History, English L…

One Energy to Rule Them All? STEM Integrated Project
9 10 11 12

One Energy to Rule Them All? STEM Integrated Project

One Energy to Rule them All? Students will investigate and explore conventional energy sources. In response to a specific energy challenge, students will work in teams to deliver a presentation on the “best” application of energy sources. Students who participate in this project will acquire and accurately use Engineering sector terminology and …

Energy Inequality in the World STEM Integrated Project
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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 …

Now We're Cooking With Solar! STEM Integrated Project
11 12

Now We're Cooking With Solar! STEM Integrated Project

Students will learn about solar energy, energy transfer processes, the history of using solar in the US, and how to research and evaluate recipes as informational texts. This will culminate with students building and using solar ovens to bake an item from a recipe that they choose based on their research. The structure of this unit and the materi…

Let's Design a Solar Boat STEM Integrated Project
7 8

Let's Design a Solar Boat STEM Integrated Project

Shiver me timbers fellow teachers! This project wraps math, history, environmental studies, English, and science into a perfect brainstorming solar boat making experience. The culminating project results in students optimally identifying recyclable materials that will make a floating object and simultaneously harnessing the sun's energy as a me…

Off the Grid: Is Wind Energy the Answer?
9 10 11 12

Off the Grid: Is Wind Energy the Answer?

This is a two-week unit in which students explore wind energy through research and kinesthetic activities. Students learn the skills and discover the information needed to debate the question, "Is wind energy the answer?" Along with answering the question, students will design wind turbines and test the potential energy output of the various design…

Classroom of the Future STEM Integrated Project

In this unit, students will design a model energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly classroom. In groups of three, students will identify and sketch the features of their ideal multi-purpose green classroom. Using Google SketchUp, students will design their classroom. In addition to the CTE/STEM focus of the unit/project lessons, educators wi…

Someone Else's Shoes: Creating a Cinemagraph STEM Integrated Project
9 10 11 12

Someone Else's Shoes: Creating a Cinemagraph STEM Integrated Project

We never see ourselves. Other people form a perception of who we are. Can a photograph see inside your soul? Can a photograph see your dreams or fears? What does the photographer see? Is the photographer's point of view a mirror of the photographed? What if the photo moves? In addition to the CTE/STEM focus of the unit/project lessons, educators w…

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…

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/…

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 …

It's All Fun and Games with Engineering STEM Integrated Project
9 10 11 12

It's All Fun and Games with Engineering STEM Integrated Project

In this project students will create a new game that teaches elements of ecology while applying writing skills in the backstory and instructions, math skills in calculating probability and triangles, and engineering prowess in making the actual game components in the lab. The culmination of this project will be a game that is targeted at a middle…

Show Your Stuff! Art Show STEM Integrated Project
9 10 11 12

Show Your Stuff! Art Show STEM Integrated Project

This unit takes an intermediate to advanced 2-D media (graphic design, painting, photography) student with a 10 piece portfolio through the steps of preparing, estimating budget, contacting, designing, setting up and publicizing an art show in the local community. They will analyze color, size, shape and theme of portfolio to determine a plan to fo…

It's A Wrap: Design Your Own Cell Phone Skin STEM Integrated Project
9 10 11 12

It's A Wrap: Design Your Own Cell Phone Skin STEM Integrated Project

It's all about expressing yourself when you talk, text or surf the web on your cell phone! How your cell phone looks can be considered an extension of your personality and should be as unique as you are. Cell phone skins are on demand and are the new way of creating unique and artistic ways of standing out from the crowd. In this unit, students lea…

Community Policing in Today's Society STEM Integrated Project
9 10 11 12

Community Policing in Today's Society STEM Integrated Project

Does the current police/community conflict concern you? Would you like your students to take a active role in improving police/community relations? If so, this is the project for you. In this project, students will take a historical look at the practices affecting policing (immigration in early 1900s, civil rights movement in the 1960s, racial ten…

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