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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 …

Energy Inequality in the World STEM Integrated Project
10

Energy Inequality in the World STEM Integrated Project

How does energy inequality affect the world today and what can be done to mitigate its impact? That is the essential question students seek to answer in this multi-disciplinary cross curricular unit. In the CTE Course (Intro to Energy) lesson sequence, students study current and future energy sources, resources and policy. Students learn about …

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…

The Big Spill STEM Integrated Project
9 10 11 12

The Big Spill STEM Integrated Project

This two-week unit takes students through a scenario where they act as employees for a mock company called World EcoTouch WET, an environmental consulting firm. In addition to the CTE/STEM focus of the unit/project lessons, educators will find academic lessons in Science, Math and English Language-Arts (ELA) that supplement the primary core area …

How Deep Is Your (Carbon) Footprint STEM Integrated Project
10 11

How Deep Is Your (Carbon) Footprint STEM Integrated Project

Geographic information systems (GIS) is a way for students to look at data. This allows students gather data and draw conclusions about their region. Students will analyze data gathered by scientists around the world to make conclusions about their personal impact on the environment. GIS will be the driving force of this project as students will c…

Water World STEM Integrated Project
9 10 11 12

Water World STEM Integrated Project

In this STEM unit, water conservation and stewardship are stressed. Fresh water is one of our most vital resources, and when our water is polluted it is not only devastating to the environment, but also to human health. The U.S. relies on public water systems to treat and deliver just over 44 billion gallons of clean water each day to our homes, s…

Designing Urban Spaces with the Soil in Mind PBL Project
9 10

Designing Urban Spaces with the Soil in Mind PBL Project

Did you know that one rainstorm can wash away 5 tons of soil per acre? Or that wind erosion accounts for about 40 percent of the soil loss in the United States, costing nearly 37 billion dollars just in agricultural losses alone? But erosion doesn't just affect farmland; It also affects our urban soil! Over half of the world's population, and a…

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…

Medical Milestones
11 12

Medical Milestones

Students will work in collaborative teams to research a medical milestone and use technology to create a presentation to the peers

It's In the Cards - Graphic Design Capstone PBL Project
9 10 11 12

It's In the Cards - Graphic Design Capstone PBL Project

Do you remember the first time card game you ever played? Did you play "Go Fish" or "Spades"? Since 1885, playing cards have been a gaming tradition. Over the centuries packs of cards, in all shapes and sizes, have been used for games, gambling, education, conjuring, advertising, fortune telling, political messages or the portrayal of national or e…

It's A Wrap: Design Your Own Cell Phone Skin STEM Integrated Project
9 10 11 12

It's A Wrap: Design Your Own Cell Phone Skin STEM Integrated Project

It's all about expressing yourself when you talk, text or surf the web on your cell phone! How your cell phone looks can be considered an extension of your personality and should be as unique as you are. Cell phone skins are on demand and are the new way of creating unique and artistic ways of standing out from the crowd. In this unit, students lea…

Show Your Stuff! Art Show STEM Integrated Project
9 10 11 12

Show Your Stuff! Art Show STEM Integrated Project

This unit takes an intermediate to advanced 2-D media (graphic design, painting, photography) student with a 10 piece portfolio through the steps of preparing, estimating budget, contacting, designing, setting up and publicizing an art show in the local community. They will analyze color, size, shape and theme of portfolio to determine a plan to fo…

Promote A School Event - Media Design 3 PBL Project
11

Promote A School Event - Media Design 3 PBL Project

In this unit, Promote a School Event, students will be designing and producing multimedia advertisements to promote a school event. They will apply common themes, color schemes and event information into an original product. They will also apply principles of persuasion to drive interest in and awareness of the upcoming event. NOTE: All students in…

Product Analysis Presentation - Media Design 3 PBL Project
11

Product Analysis Presentation - Media Design 3 PBL Project

Students will research a current emerging technological product within the digital media industry and will create a visual and oral presentation demonstrating critical thinking and problem-solving as it relates to the product. Included in this unit are 4 lessons that introduce the problem-solving process, product analysis and compiling assets for t…

Advertise My Product - Media Design 3 PBL Project
11

Advertise My Product - Media Design 3 PBL Project

Students will create and produce promotional materials to advertise a real-life, community-based product. Students will meet with a client, research and analyze the company's characteristics and needs and apply principles of design and advertising to design an original advertisement. NOTE: All students in the course will have demonstrated proficie…

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