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The Big Spill STEM Integrated Project
9 10 11 12

The Big Spill STEM Integrated Project

This two-week unit takes students through a scenario where they act as employees for a mock company called World EcoTouch WET, an environmental consulting firm. In addition to the CTE/STEM focus of the unit/project lessons, educators will find academic lessons in Science, Math and English Language-Arts (ELA) that supplement the primary core area …

The Big One is Coming-Planning for a California Earthquake STEM Integrated Project
9 10 11 12

The Big One is Coming-Planning for a California Earthquake STEM Integrated Project

Are you ready for the Big One? To begin this project, students write an essay describing their own state of preparedness. Then, working in seismic engineering teams, they engage in hands on labs and computer simulations to learn about wave properties and how loads affect structures. They study plate tectonics and interview survivors of the 1994 …

The Absolute Yes and No in Caring for Patients PBL Project
12 A

The Absolute Yes and No in Caring for Patients PBL Project

The absolute “YES” and “NO” in caring for patients is very important and crucial. Medical Assistant students need to assist Physicians not only with the medical tasks and procedures, but also with the best efforts to magnify the “NO HARM” to patients and the “NO LAWSUIT” to Physicians. This project consists of four lesson plans, which are suscept…

Test Your "Mettle:" Physical Metallurgy STEM Integrated Project
9 10 11 12

Test Your "Mettle:" Physical Metallurgy STEM Integrated Project

This is a joint metal shop and science class long-term project exploring the microscopic and macroscopic properties of metals, with the culminating assessment a competition to see which of the students' home-made testing devices is most effective in consistently determining the steel samples' hardness and tensile strength. From the science aspect…

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…

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…

Technical Writing - Instructions for Assembling a Balsa Wood Glider PBL Project
9 10 11 12

Technical Writing - Instructions for Assembling a Balsa Wood Glider PBL Project

This series of four lesson instructs students on the fundamentals of technical writing, leads them through the complex process of writing a set of instructions (for the construction of a simple balsa wood glider) and concludes with the building and flying of the balsa wood glider outlined in their instructions. This project is brought to you by A…

Tech Tales: Level One Tech Support Service Calls PBL Project
9 10 11 12

Tech Tales: Level One Tech Support Service Calls PBL Project

In this series of lessons, students will learn the essentials of customer service (netiquette) along with the different types of personalities of end-users, and the 6 Steps of the Troubleshooting Process. Students will complete a "real world" simulation of an actual IT Level One Technical Support call by troubleshooting either an actual problem o…

Sustainable Redwood Furniture Design STEM Integrated Project
10 11 12

Sustainable Redwood Furniture Design STEM Integrated Project

This project is designed to show students the connection of sustainable forestry management with sustainable use of lumber as a building material and how it ties with a successful business plan. Students will learn what it means to properly manage a forest's timber resources to ensure long term benefits for the environment while meeting the demand…

Sustainable Agriculture: Leaving a Legacy PBL Project
10 11 12

Sustainable Agriculture: Leaving a Legacy PBL Project

Students will design and build a sustainable agriculture project on our school farm. Students will explore the principles of sustainable agriculture, analyze trends and laws and their impacts. Students will also learn about the grant writing process and write grants to secure funding for their projects. The structure of this unit and the material…

Super-Empowering Your Substitute Lesson Series

Super-empowering Your Substitute: This is a series of lesson plans that are designed for teachers to use when they require a substitute. The activities will be easily modified to meet needs in either forensic science or law enforcement; however, the thinking behind the activities will allow any teacher to adapt them to their discipline. Lesson 1:…

Student Media Reels - Advanced Digital Video Production PBL Project
12

Student Media Reels - Advanced Digital Video Production PBL Project

This project should be the final component for students in your video production and film classes. As students prepare for the next step after high school, the most critical piece for a portfolio in the Media, Arts, and Entertainment industry is a "media reel" or promo reel which showcases clips of their absolute best work from the year. For this …

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…

Storyboard - Advanced Animation PBL Project
12

Storyboard - Advanced Animation PBL Project

Storyboarding is a step in video and film production of all kinds from TV commercials to music videos to feature films. Storyboards are almost always used in animation and special effect shots and often also used in live action production. The final project of this unit is the production of a storyboard from the script of a play. Students will con…

Stem Cell Research Proposal STEM Integrated Project
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…

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