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An Homage to the Silent Film
11 12 A C

An Homage to the Silent Film

The history of cinema is the story of the development of one of the most powerful art forms in human history. In a relatively short period of time, it grew from a curiosity into a powerful form of entertainment and communication. In this project, students will learn about the development of the early visual language of film. It will culminate in…

3D Origins: Modeling and Motion PBL Project
9 10 11 12

3D Origins: Modeling and Motion PBL Project

How are objects modeled and animated in 3D software? In this series of lessons students will use Autodesk's Maya to learn how to move past 3D primitives and begin creating 3D models of increasing complexity, then animate and render them. Realistic 3D animation is used in numerous industries, from medical imaging, product design and prototyping, te…

Careers in Web Design PBL Project

Students will explore the general job-field of web developer/designer via introductory videos and then research extended web careers covering the various aspects of web design and development, skills, employment ability, salaries and projected job-growth by regions. The Capstone activities will have students create 'live' websites using FREE Weebly…

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…

Can YOU Sell? (CYS) The Secrets to Successful Sales PBL Project
10 11 12

Can YOU Sell? (CYS) The Secrets to Successful Sales PBL Project

Could you sell hair care to a bald man? Could you sell ice to an Eskimo? Behind every sale is a Successful Salesperson. Can You Sell? (CYS) Is total of four lesson plans, ending with a project. Each lesson gives students hands-on practices and understanding of the topic. In this project-based lesson plan, students will study the various compone…

Designing Simple Structures Using Structural Analysis PBL Project

A universal concern across all building types and/or built structures is that of structural design. All Architects must have a grasp on an understanding of methods used to analyze simple structures, as doing so can enhance their design capabilities. In this project students will gain the knowledge of the following: > Load transfer mechanisms >Str…

Processing a Vehicular Crime Scene PBL Project
9 11 12 A C

Processing a Vehicular Crime Scene PBL Project

This is a series of four lesson plans, intended for the start of a second year course, as a review of protocols and skills, or at the end of the first year course as a challenge of applied skills and knowledge. For the second year students it is a Formative assessment, whereas for the first year students a Summative assessment This project is bro…

Diabetes - A National Epidemic? PBL Project
9 10 11 12

Diabetes - A National Epidemic? PBL Project

Diabetes has become a National Epidemic. 9.4% of the American population or 30.3 million people had diabetes. It is just as high amongst our senior citizens. It is expected that 1.5 million Americans will be diagnosed annually. 193,000 under the age of 20 are diagnosed with diabetes. And finally, of those diagnosed with diabetes over 55% are m…

Gas or Electric Vehicle? Environmental Impact, Safety and Economics of Gas vs. Electric Cars PBL Project
10 11 12

Gas or Electric Vehicle? Environmental Impact, Safety and Economics of Gas vs. Electric Cars PBL Project

Money being equal, would you purchase a gas or electric car? Many times, the purchase decisions we make come by without thinking of their history or impact on the environment and society. One of the biggest purchases many people will make will be purchasing a car. This decision is at times solely based on aesthetics or performance. Throughout this…

Move Beyond the Selfie:  Portrait Photography PBL Project
10 11 12

Move Beyond the Selfie: Portrait Photography PBL Project

Artists have been taking selfies since the dawn of photography. Cameras allowed people to capture their own image in a way that had never been possible in all of human history, and today most of us carry a magical cell phone camera in a pocket, taking self portraits everywhere we go. Today, a photography student has to move beyond creating selfie …

Developing a New Drug PBL Project
9 10 11 12

Developing a New Drug PBL Project

Millions of Americans take prescription drugs on a daily basis. There are pink pills, blue pills, yellow caplets, red and black capsules and a seemingly endless array of others in medicine vials and sitting on shelves. But have you ever considered exactly how these medications ended up in medicine cabinets? In this project students will take a j…

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…

Organic vs. Conventional Farming (SPED) PBL Project
9 10 11 12

Organic vs. Conventional Farming (SPED) PBL Project

Since the beginning of mankind, the dependency on the natural resources provided by nature and the environment have been a major variable in the equation of our existence. Over the years farming and agriculture has grown to the point where it not only fulfill the needs of providing food for just particular family, town, or city, but has expanded to…

Vehicle Maintenance PBL Project

In this fast paced world we live in today, managing your personal and professional lives can be hectic. If you do not have your own mode of transportation life can be rough. To make your life easier you should find your own way of transportation. Purchasing a vehicle is one of the largest investments you will be make. Throughout the course of this…

Creating My Teacher Website PBL Project
11 12

Creating My Teacher Website PBL Project

In this PBL, students will create their own teacher webpage for their prospective teaching career. This would be a work-in-progress project, as they prepare for their career in teaching in the capstone class. Student will create a Weebly website and have at least four components: a Powtoon video, introducing themselves as teachers; a welcome letter…

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