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How Real is the Ebola Epidemic? STEM Integrated Project
10 11 12

How Real is the Ebola Epidemic? STEM Integrated Project

This project aims to educate students on the facts about the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). It also discusses the issues surrounding the disease and its implications on the health services and protocol in West Africa and the United States. This project can be finished in 2-3 weeks depending on the depth of discussion in class. Each lesson has an asses…

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 …

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…

Developing an Environmental Impact Report PBL Project
10 11 12

Developing an Environmental Impact Report PBL Project

Assessing any given environment is incredibly important as we cannot always see what's truly there. Developing an Environmental Impact Report allows us analyze many components of a site (even the things that we cannot see) before we start a construction project. In this PBL Project, students will learn how to develop an Environmental Impact Repo…

Pre-Production: The Importance of Storytelling, Story Boards, Scripts and Set Design PBL Project
9 10 11 12

Pre-Production: The Importance of Storytelling, Story Boards, Scripts and Set Design PBL Project

Video Production requires planning. This "Pre-Production" process includes developing a concept, planning the story structure, content and substance, writing up a treatment, creating set and storyboard drawings, and building a proper script. Students will go through this process using industry-standard software (Celtx) to create sets, storyboards a…

Classroom of the Future STEM Integrated Project

In this unit, students will design a model energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly classroom. In groups of three, students will identify and sketch the features of their ideal multi-purpose green classroom. Using Google SketchUp, students will design their classroom. In addition to the CTE/STEM focus of the unit/project lessons, educators wi…

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

Off the Grid: Is Wind Energy the Answer?

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…

The Effect of Blade Design STEM Integrated Project
9 10 11 12

The Effect of Blade Design STEM Integrated Project

This unit is part of a much bigger, semester-long CTE project. The completed project involves the construction of a wind turbine and its charge controller, as well as the supporting academic instruction, safety and tool lessons, and testing and performance investigations. This unit focuses on the introductory components of this project and would ea…

Let's Design a Solar Boat STEM Integrated Project
7 8

Let's Design a Solar Boat STEM Integrated Project

Shiver me timbers fellow teachers! This project wraps math, history, environmental studies, English, and science into a perfect brainstorming solar boat making experience. The culminating project results in students optimally identifying recyclable materials that will make a floating object and simultaneously harnessing the sun's energy as a me…

Solar Water Heater Design PBL Project
10 11 12

Solar Water Heater Design PBL Project

Instead of consuming fossil fuels such as natural gas or fuel oil to heat water, which is something we need in day to day life (from taking showers to cooking our food), we can use free, limitless energy of the sun to heat our water. A solar hot water system is a zero-emissions, zero-waste solution to the problem of environmentally destructive wat…

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…

Solar Sizing PBL Project
10 11 12

Solar Sizing PBL Project

In this project-based learning unit, students explore the basics of electricity and the different types of currents, then moves into looking at work sites and what is required to add solar to a residential home. In the third lesson, students use their electric bill to calculate how much electricity is used in their household and how this translates…

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 …

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