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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. 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 Northri…

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…

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 …

The Business and Science of Fidget Spinners! STEM Integrated Project
9 10 11 12

The Business and Science of Fidget Spinners! STEM Integrated Project

"Fidget spinners" were originally marketed as aides for individuals with anxiety, autism and ADHD - some pitches include promises of greater concentration for people with those conditions, or even bring out the creative genius lying deep within you. Fidget spinners are small, ball-bearing devices that the user can rotate between his or her finger…

Community Policing in Today's Society STEM Integrated Project
9 10 11 12

Community Policing in Today's Society STEM Integrated Project

Does the current police/community conflict concern you? Would you like your students to take a active role in improving police/community relations? If so, this is the project for you. In this project, students will take a historical look at the practices affecting policing (immigration in early 1900s, civil rights movement in the 1960s, racial ten…

Delivering the Goods: A Study of Hurricanes and Hydraulics STEM Integrated Project
6 7 8 9

Delivering the Goods: A Study of Hurricanes and Hydraulics STEM Integrated Project

Every year natural disasters occur all over the world. The damage caused by natural disasters can be devastating and cause problems with food and water supplies. The 2017 hurricane in Puerto Rico is an example of what happens when supplies are available, but distribution becomes problematic. In this unit students will learn about hurricanes and des…

Fire and Drought STEM Integrated Project
7 8 9 10 11 12

Fire and Drought STEM Integrated Project

Fire: Just the word can spark fear or bring comfort. This Integrated Project, "Fire and Drought," looks at the cause of wild fires and what you can do to be prepared if or when a fire threatens your home. These lessons look predominantly at wildfire and drought in California. In addition, this project looks at our history with water. There are a …

Controlling Perspective: Understanding the Power of Point of View STEM Integrated Project

In this project, students will explore the ways that our understanding of the truth can be influenced by viewing facts through another's perspective. Students will consider the possibility that the person privileged to tell the story holds the power to control the direction of the narrative. They will discuss ways to uncover other voices and other …

Trash Transformations: Landscapes of Change STEM Integrated Project
9 10 11 12

Trash Transformations: Landscapes of Change STEM Integrated Project

How have human productivity and consumption shaped our daily habits and our way of life today? Can trash be considered "art" and can it serve as a form of trash activism? And the most important question...How did wolves change the rivers in Yellowstone? This project is designed to get students thinking about how personal choices they make can im…

Who's Getting Away? Finding a Pattern using Forensics STEM Integrated Project
10 11 12

Who's Getting Away? Finding a Pattern using Forensics STEM Integrated Project

While watching an episode of a CSI type show or reading a crime novel, one can't help but wonder if the "science" being used is, well, truly scientific! While we can't vouch for the methods of TV crime fighters, the fact remains that the knowledge and use of scientific methods are critical to solving crime. In this STEM Integrated project "Who's …

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…

Green is the New Black - Green Building Design STEM Integrated Project
11

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…

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…

It's Lit(erature) - Introduction to E-Textiles STEM Integrated Project
9 10 11 12

It's Lit(erature) - Introduction to E-Textiles STEM Integrated Project

Combining foreign language literature with practical graphic design skills, this integrated STEM project merges the world language of French and CTE Graphic Design by constructing electronic fabric projects, also known as e-textiles. Based upon their interpretation of original fairy tales (and not the Disney versions!), students in CTE graphic de…

Ellie The Entrepreneur - How to Start Your Own Business STEM Integrated Project
11 12

Ellie The Entrepreneur - How to Start Your Own Business STEM Integrated Project

"Ellie" has realized that she wants to become an entrepreneur and has decided to start her own business called the "Grizzly Grind." This project explores just how "Ellie" can realize her business dreams through the lens of ITC, Business and Finance and English Language-Arts! Note: These lessons can be taught together or as stand alone. Informat…

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