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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…

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…

Are Men and Women Created Equally? STEM Integrated Project
11 12

Are Men and Women Created Equally? STEM Integrated Project

Description This project introduces students to Human Anatomy, specifically the differences that exist between males and females. The project takes the human dimensions, body planes, and body systems and looks at them. The human dimensions, body planes are measured and are analyzed with scatter plots and coordinates in math class. The anatomy te…

Lock It Up! STEM Integrated Project
9 10 11 12

Lock It Up! STEM Integrated Project

This project will teach students how to design and fabricate a steel lock box. Students will learn the design features that a lock box should have, create a materials list for it and then fabricate the lock box. Students will also explore the need for a lock box in today's changing world. Welding and Fabrication concepts that are taught are meas…

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…

It IS Rocket Science! STEM Integrated Project
9 10 11 12

It IS Rocket Science! STEM Integrated Project

This is a fun project. Students will create rockets of their own and launch them. They will be in competition to get the highest altitude achieved. Along the way they will learn many skills in CAD software, printing parts on a 3D printer and mathematics skills of plotting various quadratic equations on a graphical calculator. The software tool …

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…

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…

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 …

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 …

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…

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…

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…

Hear Me! STEM Integrated Project
9 10 11 12

Hear Me! STEM Integrated Project

How do we encourage empathy with our students? In this STEM Integrated project, the power of music and narrative come together as a way to share each other's stories and understand each other just a little better. Students will collaborate to produce and publish scored interviews and narratives about their lives. They will also have the opportuni…

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