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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 …

The Other Crime Scene STEM Integrated Project
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…

The Body As A Crime Scene STEM Integrated Project
9 10 11 12

The Body As A Crime Scene STEM Integrated Project

In any assault, whether it's a punch in the nose or a murder, the BODY is a crime scene in its own right. It contains physical evidence that can be examined in place, documented, collected and then subjected to further detailed analysis in the crime laboratory. When done in a careful, methodical manner an unbiased story of what happened can be dis…

Someone Else's Shoes: Creating a Cinemagraph STEM Integrated Project
9 10 11 12

Someone Else's Shoes: Creating a Cinemagraph STEM Integrated Project

We never see ourselves. Other people form a perception of who we are. Can a photograph see inside your soul? Can a photograph see your dreams or fears? What does the photographer see? Is the photographer's point of view a mirror of the photographed? What if the photo moves? In addition to the CTE/STEM focus of the unit/project lessons, educators w…

Defend Your Solution to a Real World Problem STEM Integrated Project
9 10 11 12

Defend Your Solution to a Real World Problem STEM Integrated Project

This is a Linked Learning unit based on the Engineering Design Process Portfolio Scoring Rubric (EDPPSR) Component 2, which has the following elements: - Design Concept Generation, Analysis and Selection - Application of STEM Principles and Practices - Consideration of Design Viability - The project presented here is the design of a projectile lau…

FAIL! Using the Engineering Design Process to Design an Electric Vehicle STEM Integrated Project
9 10 11 12

FAIL! Using the Engineering Design Process to Design an Electric Vehicle STEM Integrated Project

This unit uses the engineering design process (EDP) to design and build a battery powered go-kart, bicycle, or boat or some other large scale CTE project. In the CTE course, the students choose their project and establish their path throughout the remainder of the course. Introduction to the EDP uses case studies in engineering failures to help rei…

Engineering a Better Mousetrap Car STEM Integrated Project
10 11 12

Engineering a Better Mousetrap Car STEM Integrated Project

Racing (competition) is fundamental to human nature and our way of life. Making the right decisions based on evidence is fundamental to the engineering design process. This project explores competition and decision making through the Mousetrap car. The project is designed to last two weeks. The culmination of this project is a Race Day where s…

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 …

Hear Me! STEM Integrated Project
9 10 11 12

Hear Me! STEM Integrated Project

How do we encourage empathy with our students? In this STEM Integrated project, the power of music and narrative come together as a way to share each other's stories and understand each other just a little better. Students will collaborate to produce and publish scored interviews and narratives about their lives. They will also have the opportuni…

Changing One's Tune: A Music Therapy STEM Integrated Project
9 10 11 12

Changing One's Tune: A Music Therapy STEM Integrated Project

Stress and anxiety has been on the rise for students in modern world. Learning how to cope with the many stressors our students face today is pivotal for any successful educational outcomes inside and outside school life. In this project, the ultimate goal of the students will be to create a music therapy space. Hopefully it will be a place where…

Podcast Crime, Serial style STEM Integrated Project
10 11 12

Podcast Crime, Serial style STEM Integrated Project

This interdisciplinary unit utilizes English Language-Arts, CTE Criminal Justice, CTE Video, and Science to explore how a true crime story can be used to develop a compelling narrative in an audio format. The culminating project is a four-part podcast that can be shared digitally. Lessons in this project include: -The Job of an Audio Engineer: So…

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…

Identity in the New Age STEM Integrated Project
9 10 11 12

Identity in the New Age STEM Integrated Project

How do we support our students to empathize with others through shared experiences? Moreover, how can we find ways to connect with each other that transcend race, gender, age, and cultural boundaries? This CTE / STEM Integrated Project, Identity in the New Age, gives students opportunities to explore the way individual identity works within netwo…

Corporate Identity and the Power of Rhetoric STEM Integrated Project
9 10 11 12

Corporate Identity and the Power of Rhetoric STEM Integrated Project

This project takes students through a scenario where they act as “Bevron,” a corporation responsible for a massive oil spill. Students will study the persuasive techniques utilized in advertising, the science behind oil spills and other environmental disasters, and how to properly prepare an argument for your case using ethos, pathos and logos. In…

"Show Me the Money" - Creating a Socially Responsible Product  STEM Integrated Project
9 10 11 12

"Show Me the Money" - Creating a Socially Responsible Product STEM Integrated Project

In their CTE class, students will come up with an invention or new tangible product that is socially responsible to be presented to an investors panel. In their ELA class, after learning about pathos, ethos, and logos, the students will conduct a deeper analysis of an advertisement campaign, website, or article, and then use their learning to infor…

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