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Beats Speaker Project 7 to 7
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You are recently hired at a your new job working for BEATS AUDIO. You have been assigned a task to create an efficient home speaker for Beats New Signature Studio Home Series. Your job is to create a speaker that plays directly from an auxiliary cord (headphone cable) without additional power. You have been directed to work with a group of 3 other audio, electrical and chemical engineers to draft designs, calculate cost efficiency and produce a working speaker given various and limited supplies.
Build Your Awesome Life 7 to 8
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MS Word & Excel Build Your Awesome Life
"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 1) Applied STEM: Rocketry and its Components 6 to 8
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This unit plan walks students through the entire model rocket design, construction, and test launch phase complete with diverse evaluations and using video technology to view every aspect of a rocket launch. All rockets are homemade - no kits involved.
(PART 2) Applied STEM: Rocketry and its Components 6 to 8
See Part 1 for all following sections with the exception of Lesson Plan Description.
A Math Twist 3 to 6
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Students create mathematical problems using computer applications such as Microsoft Word and clearly explain in writing how the problem is solved.
A Microscopically Enormous Look at Genetic Inheritance 9 to 12
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A lab to help better understand how traits are controlled by genes using drosophila fruit flies.
Let the Sun Shine-Development of the Digital Negative/Cyanotype Printing 9 to 12
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This lesson helps students understand the concept of what photography is and to learn alternative printing processes. Students use hands on traditional photo chemistry along with modern digital imaging techniques.
Math Technology Lesson 7 to 8
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Using technology and gathered photos, calculate fractions, decimals, and percents; analyze angles, triangles, and quadrilaterals; and find length and area of objects in and out of school.
Multiplying 2-digit Numbers 4 to 4
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Students will use several strategies to multiply two-digit numbers by two-digit numbers. They will use area models, partial products, and the standard algorithm.
Percents of Time 5 to 12
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Students will calculate various percents of time (50% of a minute, 20% of 3 minutes, etc...). They will then have assignments that require them to video a set of events (3 minute time frame: someone walking 20% of the time, running 50% of the time, and eating 30% of the time).
Podcasting Parabolas 7 to 12
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After an introductory lesson on parabolas, students will research parabolas, the general equation of a parabola from three points and photograph pictures of parabolas found in everyday life. Students will then organize the data to create and publish a podcast to be share with their peers in the classroom, as well as, around the world. (This is a 3-day lesson for the block schedule)
Probability- How Likely Is It? 5 to 6
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Students will use online manipulatives, Web 2.0 sites, Excel/spreadsheet software, Glogster.com, and a class wiki to conduct an experiment and communicate their results. This is a culminating activity/project for any probability unit in grades 5-6.
The stoichiometry behind pollution 9 to 12
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In many grammar schools, students are made aware of the need to recycle and be earth conscious citizens. However, they have no concept of the amount of how much they save in their efforts. Through this lesson, students will be able to quantize the amount of pollution they are preventing through stoichiometry. Students will then create posterboards with their research to convince the school and local community that pollution is a problem and carpooling is a simple solution.
Virtual Travel Plan 4 to 8
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This lesson was created for 4th grade students in North Carolina. It integrates many areas of the curriculum including mathematics, social studies, and language arts. Students design a virtual trip through North Carolina to learn about the history and symbols of North Carolina.
What Do You Put Stock Into? 6 to 8
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Overview: In this unit, students will learn basics about the stock market. Students will choose and “buy” stock in a company. He/she will check the price of the stock each day and record in a spreadsheet. At the end of the allotted time, students will create a graph depicting losses and gains. After evaluating their data, students will compose a summary report which will include their losses/ gains and possible reasons for the outcome.
Who wants Pi? 9 to 12
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Pre-Algebra (special day class) Students discover the value of Pi the same way the Greeks did. They will measure the circumference and diameter of various circular objects around school such as trash can lids, wheels, trees, flagpoles, and whatever else they can find.
“Through the Eyes of a Child- Student Photography” Elementary Level – Visual Arts 2 to 5
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Students will experience the beauty of literacy through the use of photography. Teacher guided photography instruction will focus on the subject areas of reading and writing skills to help students become better readers.
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