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"A Picture Is Worth A Million Words" 7 to 8
(4.8 stars, 4 ratings)
This project is a photography, poetry, and bookmaking unit utilizing three artists-in-residence who teach photography, poetry, and bookmaking.
"Girls Only" Science Workshop 2 to 12
(5.0 stars, 4 ratings)
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.
"Just Playing" Playground Design 4 to 5
(5.0 stars, 1 ratings)
Students will design a playground for our new school. They will measure the area of the proposed space, research pricing and sizes for playground equipment, and create a proposal for donors which will include digital pictures of the proposed area and drawings or digital blueprints of the much-hoped-for playground area.
"Summertime Fun" 2 to 6
(5.0 stars, 1 ratings)
This adventure will involve students in the way of planning a summer vacation through the use of calculations and estimations with distance, time, money, and entering data into a computer the following school year.
"The Five Life Zone Research Project" 7 to 8
(5.0 stars, 3 ratings)
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
(5.0 stars, 1 ratings)
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
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(PART 3) Applied STEM: Rocketry and its Components 6 to 8
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(PART 4) Applied STEM: Rocketry and its Components 6 to 8
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1950's Dream Car 8 to 12
(5.0 stars, 2 ratings)
Students will create properly formatted and supported 1950's era automobile commercials using authentic video footage to simulate the impact of 1950's television. The ultimate goal is to illustrate how the automobile affected life in post-WWII America.
A Day in My Life 6 to 8
(5.0 stars, 1 ratings)
Students will collect data about activities done throughout their day. They will then use this data to describe the percentage of their day doing each activity and the years of their life spent doing the activity.
A Trip to the Mall... Washington D.C. 3 to 5
(5.0 stars, 2 ratings)
This project incorporate our Nation's Capital into a board game that integrates curriculum not only across subjects, but grade levels.
All about "Me" autobiography!! 3 to 5
(5.0 stars, 1 ratings)
Student will make powerpoints and turn them into movies. These movies will be autobiographies about them!!
Ambassador (Program Based Learning) 6 to 12
(5.0 stars, 1 ratings)
I assign a country to groups of 2 Principles of Technology students. They become the "Ambassadors" of their countries and must create a brochure in Publishers highlighting the countries, resources, exports, etc. They also create a PowerPoint highlighting the tourism, strengths of the country. They use Microsoft Word to write a letter to the "President" of the country introducing themselves, etc. They are given a budget to prepare a meal that would include items that are traditional favorites from their selected country. They will prepare a spreadsheet with formulas that tracks expenditures, costs, etc. Each group will have an entire class period to present their PBL, and the meal they have prepared in advance, the day of their presentation.
At the Top of Mississippi: Southaven 6 to 8
(5.0 stars, 2 ratings)
Project At the Top of Mississippi: Southaven Students will report and record personal events, people and places that are important to them in their daily lives. They will then, with their classmates, combine their efforts and produce a DVD that will be presented to the City of Southaven and the Southaven Chamber of Commerce to give to families that are interested in relocating to our city. This will promote Southaven in a positive manner through the eyes of our youth.
Carbon Footprint 6 to 8
(5.0 stars, 1 ratings)
Students do a survey at http://calc.zerofootprint.net/youth/ to find their carbon footprint based on their answers to the questions. Using the data collected for the class, students create a spreadsheet table about tons of CO2 and the number of Earths they use up. From the data table they create a bar graph.
Career Creation 5 to 12
(5.0 stars, 1 ratings)
Students will do career investigations based upon personal interests, skills assessments, counselor recommendations, dreams, parental guidance, etc. and develop a "Build Your Own Destiny" Google Form. Included in the Form will be pictures, videos, and links.
Climate Change in Context 8 to 12
(5.0 stars, 1 ratings)
Students predict and review the effects of climate change by reviewing text and writing hypotheses. Groups then present the information to the class in a jigsaw/spider web format.
Community Connections 6 to 8
How can students with disabilities learn to connect with their communities? The program described below takes instruction into the community and helps students make important community connections.
CSI: Chemistry Student Investigators 10 to 12
(5.0 stars, 1 ratings)
Students master scientific inquiry skills as they design investigations to solve mysteries based on scientific concepts, use hand held computers and digital cameras to capture data generated in their investigations, and use Tool Factory software to compile data and lab reports to create electronic lab journals.
Cultures and Cuisines WebQuest 9 to 12
(4.3 stars, 3 ratings)
Groups of Five are to select a country that they would like to learn more about. Research that country's environment, people, customs and characteristic foods. Prepare a report/display and present to the class.
Density- An Intrinsic Property K to 12
Students will use common lab equipment and materials to design an experiment to prove that density is an intrinsic property. They will use a digital point and shoot, a computer, a PowerPoint program and a digital projector to develop and present the procedures they create and perform in the lab.
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 Forensics 9 to 12
Students will understand and comprehend how to investigate a crime scene and the importance of crime scene photography.
Dream Vacation 6 to 6
In this project, students will create an itinerary, budget, route, and poster based on their choices about their Dream Vacation. Students will be given restrictions such as a $20,000 budget, must include a family of 4, must travel for at least 5 days, and must be outside of Pennsylvania and the surrounding states.
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