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9 10 11 12

Do We Dam It? STEM Integrated Project

In this unit, students create campaign materials and perform a mock referendum for the building of a new hydro project. The specifics of this project are based on the Auburn Dam, an on-going regional controversy. In addition to the CTE/STEM focus of the unit/project lessons, educators will find academic lessons in History, Math and English Languag…

When Disaster Strikes STEM Integrated Project

In this unit, students will prepare for developing their own senior project by engaging in a collaboratively imagined natural disaster. The learning activities are based on Unit 1 of Project Lead The Way's Engineering, Design and Development course; and elements A & B from the Engineering Design Process Portfolio Scoring Rubric. In addition to the…

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…

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…

9 10 11 12

Storytelling Your Career...by Website Design STEM Integrated Project

In Storytelling Your Career... by Design, the students will be introduced to webpage design and development along with career exploration. The students will research careers using the occupational groups provided by the government. They will use HTML programming language and utilize this career information as content for a webpage. Once the stud…

9 10 11 12

The Epic Epidemiological Examination STEM Integrated Project

This unit dives deep into a journey that examines basic characteristics of viruses, introduces the concept of index cases and patient zero and elicits the importance of ELISA testing in case identification. It illuminates human tragedy and the impact of an array of public health epidemics that transformed approaches in disease prevention and interv…

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…

9 10 11 12

DNA and Genetic Mutation STEM Integrated Project

Students will learn about the structure and function of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA). Additionally, students will learn about the translation of DNA into biological traits. If the DNA is mutated, the consequences can be good or bad. Often random mutations, caused by mutagens, result in unexpected outcomes or even harmful consequences. This unit wi…

Residential Concrete : Foundations and Form STEM Integrated Project

In these lessons students will be learning about the Pythagorean Theorem, the importance in anchor bolts and the proper way to mix concrete. They will also learn how to mix concrete to do a slump test, and learn what and why slump tests are so important. The culminating lesson is a great way for the students to showcase all that they have learned b…

9 10 11 12

Nursing as a Career STEM Integrated Project

In this unit, students will explore health careers as well as what it is like to be a nurse. Students will also learn about and be able to demonstrate how to take basic vital signs. In addition to the CTE/STEM focus of the unit/project lessons, educators will find academic lessons in History that supplement the primary core area of study. The str…

9 10 11 12

Microbial Organisms in a Microcosm STEM Integrated Project

In this unit, students will learn about the ubiquitous nature of microorganisms, the conditions that foster growth of organisms and the sometimes negative effects. This unit is intended to be an Interdisciplinary approach to microorganisms. In addition to the CTE/STEM focus of the unit/project lessons, educators will find academic lessons in Biote…

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 …

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…

9 10 11 12

Building a Successful Skatepark: Planning, Promoting & Profiting! STEM Integrated Unit

Since this is an Integrated project, each group will contribute to the final Skatepark Enterprise. Video Production: Promo-Video Package (Commercials of varying length) to promote the Skatepark. Graphic Design: Business Logos and Visual Promotional materials to create a “brand” for the skatepark. Math: Skatepark obstacle design models and budget/f…

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…

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