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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…

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 …

"Show Me the Money" - Creating a Socially Responsible Product  STEM Integrated Project
9 10 11 12

"Show Me the Money" - Creating a Socially Responsible Product STEM Integrated Project

In their CTE class, students will come up with an invention or new tangible product that is socially responsible to be presented to an investors panel. In their ELA class, after learning about pathos, ethos, and logos, the students will conduct a deeper analysis of an advertisement campaign, website, or article, and then use their learning to infor…

Introduction to Video Game Development Using Game Maker
7 8 9 10 11 12

Introduction to Video Game Development Using Game Maker

Do you want to develop computer games without spending countless hours learning how to become a programmer? Then you've come to the right place. Game Maker allows you to make exciting computer games, without the need to write a single line of code. Making games with Game Maker is a lot of fun. Using easy to learn drag-and-drop actions, you can cre…

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…

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…

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…

Planting the Seed: Conducting Research STEM Integrated Project
9 10 11 12

Planting the Seed: Conducting Research STEM Integrated Project

This project was designed to be an interdisciplinary project within a green academy, however, many of the lessons can be used independently. This CTE project uses sunflowers to teach students how to conduct research for their "client," take accurate measurements, micro-pipette nutrients, collect biomass data every ten days, and extrapolate poten…

Smoke It! PBL Project
9 10 11 12

Smoke It! PBL Project

In these four PBL lessons, students will work together to identify rolls, tasks, and materials needed to construct a 55 gallon smoker. Students will use Geometry to layout with accurate measurements. Students will also use hand tools to drill and fabricate the barrel portion of a Smoker/BBQ. They will also use forming techniques to fabricate the f…

Engineering a Better Mousetrap Car STEM Integrated Project
10 11 12

Engineering a Better Mousetrap Car STEM Integrated Project

Racing (competition) is fundamental to human nature and our way of life. Making the right decisions based on evidence is fundamental to the engineering design process. This project explores competition and decision making through the Mousetrap car. The project is designed to last two weeks. The culmination of this project is a Race Day where s…

Don't Let The Cloud Rain On Your Dreams - STEM Integrated Project
9 10 11 12

Don't Let The Cloud Rain On Your Dreams - STEM Integrated Project

Students will realize the importance of technology as they embark on the college and career adventure. A+/Cisco Academy students will share their technology knowledge and practice their customer service skills with the AVID students. These lessons could be easily be adapted to an integrated team of social science or ELA students. Culminating proj…

Corporate Identity and the Power of Rhetoric STEM Integrated Project
9 10 11 12

Corporate Identity and the Power of Rhetoric STEM Integrated Project

This project takes students through a scenario where they act as “Bevron,” a corporation responsible for a massive oil spill. Students will study the persuasive techniques utilized in advertising, the science behind oil spills and other environmental disasters, and how to properly prepare an argument for your case using ethos, pathos and logos. In…

Healthy Lifestyle STEM Integrated Project
9 10 11 12

Healthy Lifestyle STEM Integrated Project

This unit focuses on the various components of a healthy lifestyle which include nutrition and exercise and their benefits to body systems/homeostasis. Moreover, students will research the adverse effects of poor health choices in conjunction with the critical analysis of The Great Gatsby. The culminating project: Student teams will research, cre…

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…

Energy Modeling: Engineering Project PBL
10 11 12

Energy Modeling: Engineering Project PBL

Students will learn how to utilize Energy Modeling software to analyze the energy efficiency of proposed building designs. Students will have a goal of creating buildings that meet California's Title 24 Energy standards and Title 24 standards for LEED. Students will analyze design decisions based on building performance.Students will learn how to l…

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