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Game Design: The Hero's Journey STEM Integrated Project
9 10 11 12

Game Design: The Hero's Journey STEM Integrated Project

In this interactive unit, students will learn about game design and programming at the same time as they learn about plot and character development in the creation of a game of their own. They will use already tested tools like Video Game Maker to make interactive games and Scratch programming language to learn how to program and animate objects in…

The Big One is Coming-Planning for a California Earthquake STEM Integrated Project
9 10 11 12

The Big One is Coming-Planning for a California Earthquake STEM Integrated Project

Are you ready for the Big One? To begin this project, students write an essay describing their own state of preparedness. Then, working in seismic engineering teams, they engage in hands on labs and computer simulations to learn about wave properties and how loads affect structures. They study plate tectonics and interview survivors of the 1994 …

Through the Wall - Sustainable Wall Panel Design STEM Integrated Project
9 10 11 12

Through the Wall - Sustainable Wall Panel Design STEM Integrated Project

In this project, students will need to identify the best materials to use in a manufactured wall panel. They will need to justify their choices with a thorough analysis and they will create a data sheet that outlines their designed wall panel. CTE: For the Sustainable Wall Panel Project, they will be designing their own wall panel and will need t…

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…

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 …

Photographic Self-Portrait - Media Design 2 PBL and STEM Integrated Project
10

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…

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…

Identify and Justify a Real-World Problem STEM Integrated Project
9 10 11 12

Identify and Justify a Real-World Problem STEM Integrated Project

This is a Linked Learning unit based on the Engineering Design Process Scoring Rubric (EDPPSR), Element A, Identification and Justification of the Problem. In our experience, high school students struggle to clearly and objectively identify real-world problems. They also struggle with research requiring students to critically read and integrate kn…

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…

Solar Duino House STEM Integrated Project
9 10 11 12

Solar Duino House STEM Integrated Project

In this unit, students will design and build a simple model home that uses solar-generated and stored power to run an arduino-controlled fan cooling and lighting system. They learn how to capture, store, and control solar energy, as well as how to program arduino units to use temperature sensors to accomplish their project. In addition to the CTE/…

Green is the New Black - Green Building Design STEM Integrated Project
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Green is the New Black - Green Building Design STEM Integrated Project

Students will learn the importance of green buildings in relation to individuals and our environment. The guiding essential question is, "What are the benefits and challenges of green construction?" Students will be introduced to the project through videos, quizzes, Powerpoint, and a field trip. At the end of this project, students will be skille…

The Mechanics Of Movement: From Limbs to Levers STEM Integrated Project
9 10 11 12

The Mechanics Of Movement: From Limbs to Levers STEM Integrated Project

This project combines Physics, Biology, and Construction Design to learn about limbs from insects to humans. The physics lessons begin with studying torque and how it causes rotation, following the with experimenting with levers and how to calculate the mechanical advantage. Work and energy of simple levers and how it can be applied to the human …

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…

Chicken Co-Op - Creating a Commercial Chicken Cooperative STEM Integrated Project
9 10 11 12

Chicken Co-Op - Creating a Commercial Chicken Cooperative STEM Integrated Project

This project is a collaborative effort between Agriculture & Soil Chemistry, Animal Science, English Language Arts and Mathematics. The project culminates in a commercial chicken cooperative operation on the school grounds. This project can be utilized to lay the groundwork for building a laying hen operation to return funds to the agriculture prog…

The Other Crime Scene STEM Integrated Project
9 10 11 12

The Other Crime Scene STEM Integrated Project

In a violent crime, much of the evidence may be found on the victim and suspect. In these circumstances, the body becomes a crime scene. Crimes of violence are usually considered a more important type of crime than a crime merely involving private property or the public peace, so realizing that evidence may be present and taking the time and effort…

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