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Off the Grid: Is Wind Energy the Answer? STEM Integrated Project
9 10 11 12

Off the Grid: Is Wind Energy the Answer? STEM Integrated Project

This is a two-week unit in which students explore wind energy through research and kinesthetic activities. Students learn the skills and discover the information needed to debate the question, "Is wind energy the answer?" Along with answering the question, students will design wind turbines and test the potential energy output of the various design…

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 …

Photographic Self-Portrait - Media Design 2 PBL and STEM Integrated Project
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Photographic Self-Portrait - Media Design 2 PBL and STEM Integrated Project

Students create photographic self-portraits that visually communicate who they are, as well as send some kind of a message. Programs and Equipment Used: -Photoshop to edit photos -High Quality cameras -Tripods Activities Include: -Learning about portraiture and self-portraiture -Planning and Photographing image -Introduction to basic Photoshop ed…

Picturing Social Justice STEM Integrated Project
9 10 11 12

Picturing Social Justice STEM Integrated Project

In this unit, students will use techniques in digital photography to research, generate and identify a relevant social justice issue. In the understanding of digital resolution for the web and print, students will explore the relationship between pixels and vectors; apply their knowledge of area and the unit square; and will explore reproduction us…

Planning a Benefit Concert STEM Integrated Project
9 10 11 12

Planning a Benefit Concert STEM Integrated Project

How can students explore a current social issue by planning a benefit concert? In the STEM Integrated Project Planning a Benefit Concert, students will explore local or global issues important to them while learning the relevant Computer Programming and English Language Arts skills and concepts in order to "plan" a concert. Computer Programming L…

Planning for Disaster STEM Integrated Project
9 10 11 12

Planning for Disaster STEM Integrated Project

Students will explore and identify roles of the health care workers regarding man-made or natural disasters, active threats, and health emergencies in their area. Students will form a School Disaster Plan based on natural disasters or hazards that may threaten their school. Students will gain experience categorizing patients using color tags duri…

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…

Podcast Crime, Serial style STEM Integrated Project
10 11 12

Podcast Crime, Serial style STEM Integrated Project

This interdisciplinary unit utilizes English Language-Arts, CTE Criminal Justice, CTE Video, and Science to explore how a true crime story can be used to develop a compelling narrative in an audio format. The culminating project is a four-part podcast that can be shared digitally. Lessons in this project include: -The Job of an Audio Engineer: So…

Preventing the Superbug: Antibiotics and Agriculture STEM Integrated Project
11 12

Preventing the Superbug: Antibiotics and Agriculture STEM Integrated Project

The use of antibiotics in animal agriculture is quickly becoming a point of contention for both producers and consumers. This project investigates the use of antibiotics from a producer perspective, from the government perspective, and in their English course students will learn to analyze and write about the information that is presented. As stud…

Rainwater Collection System STEM Integrated Project
9 10 11 12

Rainwater Collection System STEM Integrated Project

This project will help students understand the use and needs of water from a state level to a garden level. Students will gain an understanding of California's drought patterns, take a look a how and where water is used in the state, then move into study their local watershed. Finally, they will look at the water needs for their high school gard…

Refugee Crisis - STEM Integrated Project
9 10 11 12

Refugee Crisis - STEM Integrated Project

Syrian refugees are in urgent need of health and hygiene supplies. These lessons provide students with the knowledge needed to prepare students to give a school-wide presentation on the needs of a refugee. The Health CTE Lessons include: - Refugee Crisis: A Historical Review - Proper Nutrition for a Refugee - Protecting Mental Health and Privacy …

Residential Concrete : Foundations and Form STEM Integrated Project

In these lessons students will be learning about the Pythagorean Theorem, the importance in anchor bolts and the proper way to mix concrete. They will also learn how to mix concrete to do a slump test, and learn what and why slump tests are so important. The culminating lesson is a great way for the students to showcase all that they have learned b…

Residential Concrete: The World of Foundations STEM Integrated Project

Throughout this unit, students will dive in to the world of foundations! They will be learning all about concrete, from how it's made to why it plays such a huge role in everyday life. Students will learn about rebar and why concrete would not be as strong with out it, and learn to identify the different sizes of rebar by knowing the measurements. …

Roller Coasters and the Progressive Era STEM Integrated Project
9 10 11 12

Roller Coasters and the Progressive Era STEM Integrated Project

Students will build rollercoasters in groups of three, incorporating their knowledge of energy transfer from potential to kinetic, using logical and low-cost materials such as wood, wires, string, twine, cardboard, and/or glue. In addition to the CTE/STEM focus of the unit/project lessons, educators will find academic lessons in History, English L…

Should We Save the Trees? Exploring a Local Controversy STEM Integrated Project

In this project, students will answer the essential question: "Should we save the trees?" Specifically, the unit examines the controversial removal by PG&E of old-growth trees in the City of Oroville. In Language Arts, students read informational texts, examine civil disobedience, and argue a position. In Intro to Programming, students will res…

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