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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 …

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…

Developing Young Researchers - Experimental Design Skills  (ASC Unit 1) PBL Project
9 10 11 12

Developing Young Researchers - Experimental Design Skills (ASC Unit 1) PBL Project

In this project, students gather data on the energy stored in food samples through the use of a calorimeter. Students calculate the number of calories contained in their samples, then compare to food labels. Students will notice a discrepancy in the energy they calculated and that reported on the food labels. Students will consider a retracted stud…

Where Does My Food Come From? STEM Integrated Project
9 10 11 12

Where Does My Food Come From? STEM Integrated Project

This is a 2-3 week unit in which students will explore where the food they eat on a regular basis comes from, is grown and processed. In the process, they will learn to read critically, check and read the labels of their food, write a short research paper and a business letter seeking a real world change or info. The Culminating assessments w…

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.

The Business and Science of Fidget Spinners! STEM Integrated Project
9 10 11 12

The Business and Science of Fidget Spinners! STEM Integrated Project

"Fidget spinners" were originally marketed as aides for individuals with anxiety, autism and ADHD - some pitches include promises of greater concentration for people with those conditions, or even bring out the creative genius lying deep within you. Fidget spinners are small, ball-bearing devices that the user can rotate between his or her finger…

Ellie The Entrepreneur - How to Start Your Own Business STEM Integrated Project
11 12

Ellie The Entrepreneur - How to Start Your Own Business STEM Integrated Project

"Ellie" has realized that she wants to become an entrepreneur and has decided to start her own business called the "Grizzly Grind." This project explores just how "Ellie" can realize her business dreams through the lens of ITC, Business and Finance and English Language-Arts! Note: These lessons can be taught together or as stand alone. Informat…

Business Plans Made Easy PBL Project

Teenage Entrepreneurship Is On The Rise! Creating a prototype, developing a brand, crafting a vision and mission and marketing your product are all activities in which students will engage in the four lessons created. How do you put all of these elements together to create a business plan? In the PBL Project "Business Plans Made Easy", students w…

Pre-Job Skills Training (PST) PBL Project
11 12

Pre-Job Skills Training (PST) PBL Project

Do you remember getting your first job? Did it match your expectations of what working would actually be like? The workplace can sometimes present new situations that are difficult to navigate, especially for an inexperienced younger person. A boss that compliments you on what you're wearing...a lot. An attitude that safety is over-rated. Unspoke…

Communication Skills PBL Project
9 10 11 12 A

Communication Skills PBL Project

"I have no idea what you are talking about!" "Whatever." "You're an idiot." "Never mind." These are all poor forms of communication. Chances are you've used them and/or you've heard them. Good communication can benefit all of us in all areas of our lives. The following lessons are designed to help students better communicate at home, scho…

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…

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