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Creating an Informative Video on the Importance of Healthy Rivers 4 to 9
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Students will learn about the effects of pollution on rivers and how to chemically test a water sample. They will make an informative video about the importance of healthy rivers and present it to the whole school.
CSI: Native America 5 to 6
This is an interdisciplinary inquiry unit based on a true incident involving the death of the last Native American in an Indiana County. Students will use CSI problem solving skills to draw conclusions concerning the case.
Finding the Tipping Point 11 to 12
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Students will read and analyze Malcolm Gladwell's Tipping Point and then apply their understanding of the book to their school.
Want to Drag?! (: 6 to 8
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This lesson plan will present 7th & 8th grade students with engaging, motivating, and fun hands-on engineering opportunity to create, design, fabricate, test, and competitively race scale model cars for aerodynamics and performance
"Girls Only" Science Workshop 2 to 12
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This workshop was created to give female students a chance to design and implement both scientific and engineering skills. Female students are sometimes discouraged from entering the fields of science and engineering so we developed this curriculum and hosted an All Girls Science Camp Weekend.
"HOW THE TEST WAS WON" 3 to 5
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After the state testing is finished at our school, the students create "Wanted" posters using a digital camera set on sepia.
"The Five Life Zone Research Project" 7 to 8
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Students in grade 7 and 8 will travel from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to the Grand Canyon in Williams, Arizona to investigate and measure the soil and water quality (if water can be found) for each of five life zones. The five life zones are the Lower Sonoran or low hot desert; the Upper Sonoran or desert steppe; the Transition or open woodlands; the Canadian or fir forest; and the Hudsonian or spruce forest. This is equivalent to studying the life zones found from Mexico to Canada. The latest technology will be used to complete the field studies and record and communicate their findings.
(PART 3) Applied STEM: Rocketry and its Components 6 to 8
See Part 1 for following sections with the exception of Lesson Plan Description.
(PART 4) Applied STEM: Rocketry and its Components 6 to 8
See Part 1 for the following sections with the exception of Lesson Plan Description.
CO2 Dragster Challange 7 to 12
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This is a new twist on an old unit. Many Technology Education teachers have been doing CO2 cars for several years now but this lesson will include creating pod-casts, video, and pictures to post and in a sense create an interactive data-bank!!
Community Problem Solvers 6 to 6
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Students collaborate in teams to conduct research and solve real community problems using science and engineering. This is applied to the ECybermission Challenge.
Design Team Challenge 4 to 8
Students use technology and engineering skills to create robots. These robots are used to test various math applications, and data tables are used to compare data.
Digital Science Fair P-K to P-K
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Students use various productivity applications and Internet sites to create a digital science fair presentation. The presentations will be shared with the school and community.
Electronic Poetry Project 6 to 12
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Students will utilize digital technology to create a presentation of a chosen or original poem. The project will include creating photos/videos, voice overs, original background music, and character generation to interpret a poem for classroom and podcast presentation.
From Future Flight to Past Flight 5 to 8
By integrating a virtual learning environment with a real-world, hands-on experience, students experience a higher level of understanding. Furthermore, by teaching others, students exercise their own creativity and long term recognition.
Gingerbread Man Alternative Ending P-K to 12
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After reading "The Gingerbread Man" discuss what would have happened if there was a bridge to cross instead of the fox. Challenge students to design and build a bridge that could have saved the gingerbread man.
Heredity 7 to 12
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Students will analyze their own understanding and mastery of heredity and punnett squares as we walk through an example as a class. Students will then use prior knowledge of heredity to complete a Heredity Game (Who’s You Daddy?), and reinforce the content knowledge we have covered.
If Hornets Could Talk... 5 to 5
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As a teacher, I find myself constantly challenged to integrate the state and parish standards, grade level expectations, ILEAP test preparation, and multi-disciplinary lessons, at the same time keeping my students engaged, excited, and learning. At times I find the students either bored or discouraged with basic assignments, in particular reading, writing, and researching. I find that no matter how important the components being taught, without a “catch” or “hook,” the students view the assignments as redundant and see no connection with real life. I’ve found a “hook!”
Internal Combustion Engine 11 to 12
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Students will work in small groups as part of an overall team effort to design an internal combustion engine. They will design, virtually test, and print 3-D parts to assmeble for testing.
Island Adoption P-K to 12
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The Neari school has adopted a strip of land from the city in a very low socioeconomic area, and has begun a beautification project. We will be working on community awareness while using STEM work as our base.
K'Nex Car Racing-STEM Activity K to 2
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Students will make their own race cars out of K'Nex building blocks. The students will then race the car to see which cars are faster.
Light Sport Aircraft Design Challenge 7 to 10
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Students in 7th grade Physical Science will be assigned the challenge to design a new Light Sport Aircraft or modify an existing one using aircraft design software to meet the demands of a customer.
Magnets K to 4
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Students will be able to distinguish between objects that will stick to magnets and those that will not. Students will be able to describe examples of prediction and observation.
Outside the Classroom Window P-K to 8
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Garden Students would record the sights and sound of the garden. Using journals and time lapsed photography and video, the students can track the variables. recording rainfall, temperature, daylight and darkness
PROJECT H.O.P.E. (Highlighting Opportunities for Potential Employment) 4 to 5
This is an exciting Career Exploration Unit that allows students to integrate technology skills while researching various careers.
Research Project 8 to 8
This lesson gives the a overview of common source types and outlines a research project. I have adapted this in several ways to include book reports, and research projects of any kind.
Research Project 8 to 8
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This is a lesson that incorporates a research project and allows students to create a publish their research project.
River Reflections 3 to 11
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Students have been conducting river studies for over five years in 6th grade. A true reflection of the experience is necessary for true learning. Writing advocacy projects and sharing them through podcasting helps to reflect on the experience.
Science Video Journal Through Earth's Systems 6 to 6
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Collaborative groups will be used to create video lessons for classmates in a modified jigsaw type activity. Students will become experts on their topic and teach peers using creative video lessons to explain concepts on Earth's dynamic systems. Video lessons can be demonstrations, skits, interviews, songs, etc.
shared reading book trailer creation 6 to 8
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After completing a "shared reading" with a literature group, students will re-create portions of the book through various media and will create a short "book trailer" of the project to share with students, teachers and parents.
Studio Photography 9 to 12
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This project involves shooting long exposure photography in the school portrait lighting studio.
Target the Question! Daily Math Problem Solving (Smartboard) 1 to 5
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Students utilize Smartboard software daily to experience, plan, strategize, communicate & evaluate applied math problem solving. Through integrated technology, students develop flexible & efficient math problem solving skills and make connections to their everyday world.
Technology as a Tool of Science 9 to 12
Digital cameras and Tool Factory will be used in a variety of projects in several classes. The objective is to show students the tools that can assist them in the recording, cataloging and sharing of science information.
Tiger EV Technology to Improve Sustainability and Petroleum Dependency 6 to 12
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The Tiger EV project involves research, design, and construction of an all-electric vehicle. This three-wheeled vehicle is powered advanced battery and electric motor technology. Electrathon America registered EV cars compete all across the country with the goal of traveling the farthest distance in a given time, with a limited energy source. Our goals for this project are to: Increase students' and publics' awareness of the future of alternative energy transportation. Advancing the implementation of green technology in educational curriculums across the country using hands-on learning in the fields of electronics, aerodynamics, and materials usage, in a real life application.
UNIVERSAL BUS STOP 9 to 12
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As a culminating activity, my Advanced Placement seniors create a script and storyboard combining literary characters and historical figures. The presentation must begin at a bus stop, and the identity of the characters / people should be made evident through dress, dialogue, and actions.
Vocabulary 9 to 12
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This is a lesson that incorporates technology and vocabulary. Students will create videos to represent the meaning of the words
Waste Water Research 9 to 12
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Students will engage in a year long study of the impacts of waste water and its impacts on the local community and the Hudson River. Students will evaluate the impacts that various green technology can have on improving the quality of runoff waste water.
Who stole the Halloween candy? 4 to 6
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Our school's Fall Festival is just around the corner and the candy has been stolen. Students will investigate by videotaping evidence, collecting fingerprints and teeth impressions, and recording their step by step processing of this crime.
Why teach Jet Toys? (Tool Factory Movie Maker ) 5 to 5
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Students will use what digital cameras to capture to importance of learning force and motion through Jet Toys.
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