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9 10 11 12

Would You Survive the Zombie Apocalypse? STEM Integrated Project

Just when you thought things couldn't get any crazier... Zombies. If you teach information technology, journalism, business or math, have we got some great lessons for you. Explore topics timely issues such as media credibility, marketing...and of course, designing a survival structure! The lessons in this project can be taught together, individu…

10 11 12

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

This series of lesson plans fit into the Criminal Justice Concentration Course - Investigations' unit Forensic Science and Evidence Analysis (Lab). There are three contributors to this project, Gordon Sanford, Kenn Lewis and Jay Crawford. Each has an established path of lesson plans that lead to the culminating CTE lesson. The CTE series of lesso…

9 10 11 12

Where Does My Food Come From? STEM Integrated Project

This is a 2-3 week unit in which students will explore where the food they eat on a regular basis comes from, is grown and processed. In the process, they will learn to read critically, check and read the labels of their food, write a short research paper and a business letter seeking a real world change or info. The Culminating assessments w…

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

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…

9 10 11 12

Virtual Reality and the Immigrant Crisis STEM Integrated Project

This project will explore the dynamics of immigration, and the impact that immigrants have on populations, using a multidisciplinary approach (Graph Communication, Math, World Languages and Biology). In Graphic Design, students will explore the issues related to immigration. Exploration will include why people move to a new country, city, state; w…

9 10 11 12

Up, Up and Away! STEM Integrated Project

In this unit, engineering students model and design a craft that utilizes principles of efficient design to effectively achieve levitation via hot air lift (like a hot air balloon). They explore principles of lift, gases, volume, efficiency, and creativity as they attempt to create a model that can stay afloat for over a minute. The steps of the d…

9 10 11 12

Trash Transformations: Landscapes of Change STEM Integrated Project

This project is designed to get students thinking about how personal choices they make can impact the environment around us. The culminating project for CTE course will be a "Trash Landscape," where students construct landscapes out of the trash they produce on a daily basis, photograph the landscapes, and display them schoolwide for a "Trash Windo…

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…

9 10 11 12

The Power of a Healing Garden STEM Integrated Project

What are the effects of war on mental health? How can the creation of "Therapeutic Garden" help those affected by war? In the STEM Integrated Project, "The Power of a Healing Garden," students will explore psychological disorders such as PTSD and depression and look at current methods of treatment. Students will then use their knowledge in the de…

9 10 11 12

The Other Crime Scene STEM Integrated Project

In a violent crime, much of the evidence may be found on the victim and suspect. In these circumstances, the body becomes a crime scene. Crimes of violence are usually considered a more important type of crime than a crime merely involving private property or the public peace, so realizing that evidence may be present and taking the time and effort…

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The Ethics of Medical Research STEM Integrated Project

Students will explore ethical issues that are related to medical research and the impact of these issues as related to Biotechnology, American Literature, U.S. History and Mathematics. The culminating projects has students working collaboratively in a group to apply what they know about civil rights, biotechnology, and the exploitation of vulnera…

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…

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…

9 10 11 12

The Drug Development Process STEM Project

This unit is an ambitious undertaking to capture the essence of the drug development process and make the information accessible to high school students. The lessons are linked by a common scenario taken from the Secrets of the Rainforest lab by Bio-Rad which is as follows: "While hiking through the Andean Rainforest, Tisha obtains medicinal pla…

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