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Grafting Apple Trees PBL Project
9 10 11 12

Grafting Apple Trees PBL Project

Sweet, sour, bitter, bland, juicy, crisp, soft, mushy. These are all adjectives that can be used to describe apples! But how did we get so many types of this fruit, and how can we (gasp) make even more? In the PBL Project "Grafting Apple Trees," students will learn about the value and importance of apple cultivation. Students will learn how to ma…

Four Flower Re-Mix PBL Project
9 10 11 12 A

Four Flower Re-Mix PBL Project

In this Project-Based-Learning (PBL) unit for floral design, one set of flowers will be re-made into four separate designs. > ?The first lesson will focus on art elements and principles used in four designs. Lecture will cover definitions of art and practice in designing symbolic art. > The second lesson will outline the design process for a verti…

Holiday Theme Project for Floriculture PBL Project
9 10 11 12 A

Holiday Theme Project for Floriculture PBL Project

Don't you just love the holidays? In the floral industry holidays are BIG BUSINESS! This Project Based Lesson set will provide an excellent opportunity for students to explore major holidays and seasons and create their own holiday party vignette! Students will complete a set of lessons to learn about the major holidays that involve the floral indu…

The Interpretation of Art Through Floral Designs PBL Project
9 10 11 12

The Interpretation of Art Through Floral Designs PBL Project

Art comes in many shapes and sizes. Often times, individuals are surprised to find that floral designs fall in to the realm of art. It is not uncommon to see recreations and interpretations of various forms of artwork. This project asks students to define interpretation, investigate various forms of artwork, then choose one piece of artwork that …

The Power of a Healing Garden STEM Integrated Project
9 10 11 12

The Power of a Healing Garden STEM Integrated Project

What are the effects of war on mental health? How can the creation of "Therapeutic Garden" help those affected by war? In the STEM Integrated Project, "The Power of a Healing Garden," students will explore psychological disorders such as PTSD and depression and look at current methods of treatment. Students will then use their knowledge in the de…

Creating a Community Garden PBL Project
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Creating a Community Garden PBL Project

Health is greatly impacted by diet and resources. A citizen with a poor diet and lack of resources will be susceptible to poor health. Citizens need healthy food and readily available resources to improve their health. A community garden creates a space for people to come together and improve not only their health but also their neighborhood. In …

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…

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…

Yes, We Care! Safe and Humane Livestock Production PBL Project
9 10 11 12

Yes, We Care! Safe and Humane Livestock Production PBL Project

Problem: What are the roles of livestock producers in producing a safe food supply that is produced with humane livestock practices and environmental stewardship? Students will examine the food safety continuum as it pertains to livestock production, biosecurity measures for a productive livestock farm or ranch, become aware of consumer concerns…

Battle of the Seeds: Biotechnology Use in Agriculture (SAB3.3) PBL Project
9 10 11 12

Battle of the Seeds: Biotechnology Use in Agriculture (SAB3.3) PBL Project

Question: Are seeds intellectual property? It seems like a no-brainer. How can seeds be "owned" by a corporation? The fact is, seeds are just a part of the biotechnology revolution that seeks to grow a better plant; but at what cost? In Battle of the Seeds: Biotechnology Use in Agriculture (SAB3.3) PBL Project, students will explor hybridization,…

Move on Through - Transpiration  (SAB 2.3) PBL Project
9 10

Move on Through - Transpiration (SAB 2.3) PBL Project

This is part of the UCCI Sustainable Agriculture Biology Course. This is unit 2.3 "Move on Through - Transpiration." In this series of lessons, students will be researching how water is used in Agriculture. They will also perform an experiment with transpiration rates of different plants. The final portion of the project will be to create a case st…

Do the Rot Thing: Waste Management PBL Project
9 10 11 12

Do the Rot Thing: Waste Management PBL Project

Problem: How can an agriculturalist regenerate ecosystems as well as return nutrients to the soil to benefit plant growth in a natural way with the interaction of the food and fiber systems in conjunction with natural cycles, while eliminating organic matter ? Students will examine the principle of composting organic material, and the process of…

The Science Behind Agriculture - Creating Mini Labs PBL Project
9 10 11 12

The Science Behind Agriculture - Creating Mini Labs PBL Project

Student groups will design and complete an inquiry based mini-lab experiment to expand on their knowledge of the particular industry sector they researched from the previous activity. Choosing a focus from one of the areas of concern or issues within their sector, students will then design and implement an experiment that tests factors contributing…

Cookie Chemistry! PBL Project
7 8 9 10

Cookie Chemistry! PBL Project

In this project students will learn the fundamentals of creating a cookie. The students will begin with the history of the chocolate chip cookie, to the function of the ingredients, to the use of tools and techniques, to the culmination of a cookie exchange. Lesson 1 - This introductory lesson will teach students the history of the chocolate ch…

How to Stir-Fry PBL Project
9 10 11 12

How to Stir-Fry PBL Project

One of life's daily challenges is opening up your refrigerator and having to create a healthful meal from the ingredients we find. Stir-frying is a cooking technique that was born in China, as a result of a fuel shortage. In this project, students will learn how to use leftover vegetables and protein to create a quick meal by stir-frying them. Les…

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