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Stem Cell Research Proposal STEM Integrated Project
10 11

Stem Cell Research Proposal STEM Integrated Project

In this project that will take approximately 2 1/2 weeks to complete, students explore Stem Cell Research from the vantage point of three curricular areas: As a social scientist with regards to ethics and global issues, a medical scientists with respect to clinical trials and treatment of disease, and from our English teacher, the patient perspecti…

It's All Fun and Games with Engineering STEM Integrated Project
9 10 11 12

It's All Fun and Games with Engineering STEM Integrated Project

In this project students will create a new game that teaches elements of ecology while applying writing skills in the backstory and instructions, math skills in calculating probability and triangles, and engineering prowess in making the actual game components in the lab. The culmination of this project will be a game that is targeted at a middle…

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…

Defend Your Solution to a Real World Problem STEM Integrated Project
9 10 11 12

Defend Your Solution to a Real World Problem STEM Integrated Project

This is a Linked Learning unit based on the Engineering Design Process Portfolio Scoring Rubric (EDPPSR) Component 2, which has the following elements: - Design Concept Generation, Analysis and Selection - Application of STEM Principles and Practices - Consideration of Design Viability - The project presented here is the design of a projectile lau…

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…

Virtual Reality and the Immigrant Crisis STEM Integrated Project
9 10 11 12

Virtual Reality and the Immigrant Crisis STEM Integrated Project

This project will explore the dynamics of immigration, and the impact that immigrants have on populations, using a multidisciplinary approach (Graph Communication, Math, World Languages and Biology). In Graphic Design, students will explore the issues related to immigration. Exploration will include why people move to a new country, city, state; w…

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…

Guppy Tank: No Business Too Small STEM Integrated Project
9 10 11 12

Guppy Tank: No Business Too Small STEM Integrated Project

It has been said that small industry serves as the backbone of the American economy. In this project, students will study the instrumental role of small businesses on the economy, analyze the impact of unemployment and design a small business to address a niche for an identified population. Similar to the TV series "Shark Tank," the culminating p…

Minimum Wage: To Raise or Not To Raise STEM Integrated Project
11 12

Minimum Wage: To Raise or Not To Raise STEM Integrated Project

Should we raise the minimum wage to $15? Why or why not? And why can’t we just print money whenever we need it? In this project, students will evaluate and explore the rising cost of minimum wage. Through each lesson students will be gathering information and skills to determine if raising the minimum wage is a positive or negative move for the U…

Fire and Drought STEM Integrated Project
7 8 9 10 11 12

Fire and Drought STEM Integrated Project

Fire: Just the word can spark fear or bring comfort. This Integrated Project, "Fire and Drought," looks at the cause of wild fires and what you can do to be prepared if or when a fire threatens your home. These lessons look predominantly at wildfire and drought in California. In addition, this project looks at our history with water. There are a …

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…

Trash Transformations: Landscapes of Change STEM Integrated Project
9 10 11 12

Trash Transformations: Landscapes of Change STEM Integrated Project

How have human productivity and consumption shaped our daily habits and our way of life today? Can trash be considered "art" and can it serve as a form of trash activism? And the most important question...How did wolves change the rivers in Yellowstone? This project is designed to get students thinking about how personal choices they make can im…

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 …

Would You Survive the Zombie Apocalypse? STEM Integrated Project
9 10 11 12

Would You Survive the Zombie Apocalypse? STEM Integrated Project

Just when you thought things couldn't get any crazier... Zombies. If you teach information technology, journalism, business or math, have we got some great lessons for you. Explore topics timely issues such as media credibility, marketing...and of course, designing a survival structure! The lessons in this project can be taught together, individu…

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…

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