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K-12 Subjects
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.

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.

Building a Better Back Scratcher PBL Project
9 10 11 12 A

Building a Better Back Scratcher PBL Project

The arc of this lesson group has students creating a “Project Based Learning” Steam Bent Wood Back Scratcher over a course of four lessons. The group of lessons instruct students on visually identifying trees and lumber, learning about grain orientation and figure, hardwoods, softwoods, lumber milling and steam bending. Here’s an abstract of the…

There's an App for That! STEM Integrated Project

Mobile devices, like smart phones are changing our lives. Mobile apps are revolutionizing the way we think and communicate. In the palm of our hands, we can access information anywhere. The numbers of apps available are staggering. If you have a tablet or phone, you have an app on it. Creating an app is a new tool for 21st century students. The mob…

Virtual Reality and the Immigrant Crisis STEM Integrated Project
9 10 11 12

Virtual Reality and the Immigrant Crisis STEM Integrated Project

This project will explore the dynamics of immigration, and the impact that immigrants have on populations, using a multidisciplinary approach (Graph Communication, Math, World Languages and Biology). In Graphic Design, students will explore the issues related to immigration. Exploration will include why people move to a new country, city, state; w…

Fashion & Design: Creating a Clothing Line PBL Project
9 10 11 12

Fashion & Design: Creating a Clothing Line PBL Project

Have you even wanted to design your own line of clothes? In the PBL project "Fashion & Design: Creating a Clothing Line," students will get to do just that! They'll research trends and influencing factors of fashion through the decades and then use what they've learned along with their own individuality and creative ability to develop a sportswear…

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…

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

Genetics and Agriculture (SAB3.1 c&d) PBL Project
9 10 11 12

Genetics and Agriculture (SAB3.1 c&d) PBL Project

Genetics are an incredibly important aspect of Agriculture. In order to use genetics to our advantage, we must first understand how they are passed from parents to offspring, how they are expressed, and even how the environment can affect them. This project helps students identify the difference between dominant and recessive traits while understan…

Fashion, Design & Market a Necktie PBL Project
9 10

Fashion, Design & Market a Necktie PBL Project

In this project, students will be able to learn about the elements and principles of design as it relates to the Fashion industry. Students will apply the elements and principles of design to a "line" of neckties for a "high-end" department store such as Nordstrom's or Bloomingdale's. Students will also learn about wholesale vs retail, and create…

Fashion History PBL Project
9 10 11 12

Fashion History PBL Project

Students learn garment parts and styles, the history of clothing and fashion cycles. They end with a project where they work through the fashion design process to create an outfit that has a current, modern feel, but has colors and styles from a previous decade. This project is brought to you by Nicole Browne (CTE) with support from the CTE Onlin…

Morning Jolt: A Photosynthesis PBL Project
9 10

Morning Jolt: A Photosynthesis PBL Project

In this project students will explore how climate change is impacting the world's coffee supply and advocate for specific growth conditions. In order to do this students will learn about photosynthesis, the role of light in plant production and cellular respiration, growing conditions and challenges facing coffee production and the global impact of…

Fruits Types and Processing PBL Project
9 10 11 12

Fruits Types and Processing PBL Project

In this project, students will be creating a fruit preserving project. Through each lesson, students will be learning about different facets of fruits. In the first lesson, students will discover what fruits are and identify the 8 categories of fruits. Students will conduct a flower part dissection lab in the second lesson in order to better und…

Creating a Soil Map PBL Project
9 10 11 12

Creating a Soil Map PBL Project

In agriculture, the use of soil testing and soil maps are important in determining the nutrients available or finding deficiencies. Soil testing can also be useful to backyard gardeners and homeowners, to allow the successful growth of plants. In this project, students will work in groups to test a local soil sample in the following areas: pH, Nitr…

GMO or NO? PBL Project
9 10 11 12

GMO or NO? PBL Project

Having an understanding of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) is an important concept, not only in science but in agriculture. This project helps students understand what defines a GMO and also investigate how they are currently being used in agriculture. Students will research various GMO's currently being used. Once students have grasped the …

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