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STEM All Grades

SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, AND MATHEMATICS (STEM)


ALIEN INVADERS AT CAMP

Description: Students will research, photograph, and document invasive plant species harmful to local communities.
Download the PBL unit. 
Interdisciplinary: Science, Math, ELA

Ancient Egypt

Description: How have ideas and events of the past affected the Eastern Hemisphere, what makes cultures unique, and what makes civilizations rise and fall?
Download the PBL unit. 
Interdisciplinary: Science, Social Studies, ELA

Carnival Games

Description: Students are asked to assess the carnival games currently used for the spring carnival as revenue has decreased the last several years and then create a new game based on interest and research they conduct over the course of the unit.
Download the PBL unit. 
Interdisciplinary: Math

Effects of Air Pollution and Traffic

Description: Learners study the increase in oil and gas industry traffic in Malvern and what effect it has on air quality.
Download the PBL unit. 
Interdisciplinary: Science

Encouraging
the Wildlife

Description: Students work to get the school courtyards certified by the National Wildlife Federation.
Download the PBL unit. 
Interdisciplinary: Science

Harvesting
Solar Energy

Description: Students will design a plan to implement solar panels in their town based on earth and space science. They will study characteristics of the sun, patterns of the sun and earth, and seasons.
Download the PBL unit. 
Interdisciplinary: Science, ELA

Locker Change

Description: Students use geometry skills to figure out how to change a locker so they are all the same size.
Download the PBL unit. 
Interdisciplinary: Math

Locker Lowdown

Description: Students design an improved locker for a new school by using area, volume, and surface area of two and three dimensional objects.
Download the PBL unit. 
Interdisciplinary: Math

 

Outdoor Learning Space

Description: Students take their learning to the outdoors by creating innovative labs areas.
Download the PBL unit. 
Interdisciplinary: Science, Math

Pumpkin Seeds

Description: Learners examine a variety of pumpkins to tell if the size of the pumpkin will yield more seeds.
Download the PBL unit. 
Interdisciplinary: Math

REPAIRING THE CITY BUDGET

Description: The mayor or other city, representative launches the problem to the students requesting their help in balancing the budget.
Download the PBL unit. 
Interdisciplinary: Math

Sweet Success

Description: In order to raise month to donate to a charity, students decide what product they want to make, advertise and sell. They also have to collaboratively work together in all steps of the process and come to a unanimous decision on which charity should receive the earned money.
Download the PBL unit. 
Interdisciplinary: Math

 

 

VANDALISM IN
SCHOOL BATHROOMS

Description: Students are asked to come up with solutions to stop the vandalism the restrooms.
Download the PBL unit. 
Interdisciplinary: Math, Social Studies, ELA

 
 

ALIEN INVADERS
AT CAMP

Description: Students will research, photograph, and document invasive plant species harmful to local communities.
Download the PBL unit. 
Interdisciplinary: Science, Math, ELA

Bacteria in
Stark County Schools

Description: Students are recruited to help develop a plan to decrease the number of student absences.
Download the PBL unit. 
Interdisciplinary: Science, Math

CONCESSION STAND OVERTHROW

Description: Students run their own concession stand to help fund programs and/or a field trip.
Download the PBL unit. 
Interdisciplinary: Science, ELA

Crusades
and Catapults

Description: Students design a machine that would have the capability to hurl objects from long distances.
Download the PBL unit. 
Interdisciplinary: Science

Designing a
Horse Farm

Description: Students will design a layout for the grounds of a horse farm and the requirements based on the owners recommendations.
Download the PBL unit. 
Interdisciplinary: Math

Effects of Air Pollution and Traffic

Description: Learners study the increase in oil and gas industry traffic in Malvern and what effect it has on air quality.
Download the PBL unit. 
Interdisciplinary: Science

 

Encouraging
the Wildlife

Description: Students work to get the school courtyards certified by the National Wildlife Federation.
Download the PBL unit. 
Interdisciplinary: Science

 

Improving Recycling Containers

Description: Students investigate the volume of each proposed recycling container and the total surface area of each container.
Download the PBL unit. 
Interdisciplinary: Math

Invention
Competition

Description: Students are posed with the problem of designing and creating an invention and submitting to a national competition for possible recognition and awards.
Download the PBL unit. 
Interdisciplinary: Science, Math, Technology, Social Studies

Long Walk
To Water

Description: Expand students' view on world issues such as the Sudan in Africa; and how water accessibility is priceless to a community and/or village.
Download the PBL unit. 
Interdisciplinary: Science, Math, ELA

Oatmeal
Cylinders

Description: The Research and Development Department of Quaker Oats wants to save capital by decreasing the surface area of their packaging by maintaining and/or increasing volume of their product for shipping.
Download the PBL unit. 
Interdisciplinary: Math

Ocean Tides and the Sinking Island

Description: Students are presented with the issue that Tuvalu and its inhabitants are facing flooding from ocean tides, loss of crops, contaminated ground water, and possible evacuation.
Download the PBL unit. 
Interdisciplinary: Science

Outdoor
Learning Space

Description: Students take their learning to the outdoors by creating innovative labs areas.
Download the PBL unit. 
Interdisciplinary: Science, Math

 

Problem at the
ZOAR Wetlands

Description: Students will understand that invasive species can affect an ecosystem both positively and negatively.
Download the PBL unit. 
Interdisciplinary: Science

PUMPKIN
SEEDS

Description: Learners examine a variety of pumpkins to tell if the size of the pumpkin will yield more seeds.
Download the PBL unit. 
Interdisciplinary: Math

REPAIRING THE
CITY BUDGET

Description: The mayor or other city, representative launches the problem to the students requesting their help in balancing the budget.
Download the PBL unit. 
Interdisciplinary: Math

VANDALISM IN
SCHOOL BATHROOMS

Description: Students are asked to come up with solutions to stop the vandalism the restrooms.
Download the PBL unit. 
Interdisciplinary: Math, Social Studies, ELA

 
 

ALIEN INvaders
at camp

Description: Students will research, photograph, and document invasive plant species harmful to local communities.
Download the PBL unit. 
Interdisciplinary: Science, Math, ELA

Decreasing Winter Car Accidents

Description: Preparing for a bad winter in Ohio and the superintendent is asking students to find a financially responsible way to decrease the number of car accidents.
Download the PBL unit. 
Interdisciplinary: Science, Math

Effects of Air Pollution and Traffic

Description: Learners study the increase in oil and gas industry traffic in Malvern and what effect it has on air quality.
Download the PBL unit. 
Interdisciplinary: Science 

Encouraging the Wildlife

Description: Students work to get the school courtyards certified by the National Wildlife Federation.
Download the PBL unit. 
Interdisciplinary: Science

GMOs in society

Description: This unit invites students to explore locally grown genetically modified food sources. 
Download the PBL unit. 
Interdisciplinary: Science, ELA      

Local farming threat

Description: Learners take the roles of future environmentalists and farming advocates, to help determine the best and most cost-efficient course of action in order to solve the spread of disease. 
Download the PBL unit. 
Interdisciplinary: Science, ELA

Mission to Mars

Description: NASA's latest goal is to develop planetary independence by sending humans to explore Mars. Students will design a container to do an egg drop from a predetermined height to simulate a landing on Mars.
Download the PBL unit. 
Interdisciplinary: Science, Math

NASCAR: The Science
of Speed

Description: Students provide some much needed education and positive PR with the public and educate the non-NASCAR fan on the scientific principles behind the sport, and the great care that teams take in the safety of their drivers.
Download the PBL unit. 
Interdisciplinary: Science

Oatmeal Cylinders

Description: The Research and Development Department of Quaker Oats wants to save capital by decreasing the surface area of their packaging by maintaining and/or increasing volume of their product for shipping.
Download the PBL unit. 
Interdisciplinary: Math

One-to-One Technology

Description: Students will brainstorm and research the different aspects of acquiring the technology. 
Download the PBL unit. 
Interdisciplinary: Technology, Math, ELA

Outdoor Learning Space

Description: Students take their learning to the outdoors by creating innovative labs areas.
Download the PBL unit. 
Interdisciplinary: Science, Math

Pumpkin seeds

Description: Learners examine a variety of pumpkins to tell if the size of the pumpkin will yield more seeds.
Download the PBL unit. 
Interdisciplinary: Math

Repairing the City Budget

Description: The mayor or other city, representative launches the problem to the students requesting their help in balancing the budget.
Download the PBL unit. 
Interdisciplinary: Math

Shake, Rattle, and ... Stand!

Description: Students design earthquake resistant schools and homes for the people of Haiti.
Download the PBL unit. 
Interdisciplinary: Science

Top Secret Delivery

Description: Students will receive a classified file on the Dom Luis bridge over the Douro River and will need to drop the file onto a ship traveling on the river.
Download the PBL unit. 
Interdisciplinary: Math

Vandalism in
School Bathrooms

Description: Students are asked to come up with solutions to stop the vandalism the restrooms. 
Download the PBL unit. 
Interdisciplinary: Math, Social Studies, ELA

Water Power
 

Description: Students will design a water wheel that will generate electricity and will test and redesign the prototype to generate the highest output of electricity.
Download the PBL unit. 
Interdisciplinary: Science

 
 

Biochemistry–Macromolecule Mythbusters: Are We Really What We Eat?

Description: Students explore what is in the foods they are eating and how their body uses the food.
Download the PBL unit. 
Interdisciplinary: Science

 

Cryptography Using Matrices Project

Description: To deliver a secret message, students will encrypt it by writing it as a matrix, developing a coding matrix, and then decoding the message using the inverse to make sure it works properly.
Download the PBL unit. 
Interdisciplinary: Math

ENERGY CONSERVATION: EAST CANTON SCHOOL DISTRICT

Description: Students will create a proposal for the school superintendent and treasurer to reduce the energy costs by the district while considering the zoning laws of the village, and environmental responsibility.
Download the PBL unit. 
Interdisciplinary: Social Studies, Science, Technology, ELA

 

Storage Enclosures

Description: The students design a storage enclosure for one of the schools in the district by brainstorming a location for the enclosure, designing an enclosure that fits the requirements listed, creating a formal written proposal, and presenting to district leaders.
Download the PBL unit. 
Interdisciplinary: Math

 
 

BIOCHEMISTRY–MACROMOLECULE MYTHBUSTERS: ARE WE REALLY WHAT WE EAT?

Description: Students explore what is in the foods they are eating and how their body uses the food.
Download the PBL unit. 
Interdisciplinary: Science

 

CRYPTOGRAPHY USING MATRICES PROJECT

Description: To deliver a secret message, students will encrypt it by writing it as a matrix, developing a coding matrix, and then decoding the message using the inverse to make sure it works properly.
Download the PBL unit. 
Interdisciplinary: Math

 

ENERGY CONSERVATION: EAST CANTON SCHOOL DISTRICT

Description: Students will create a proposal for the school superintendent and treasurer to reduce the energy costs by the district while considering the zoning laws of the village, and environmental responsibility.
Download the PBL unit. 
Interdisciplinary: Social Studies, Science, Technology, ELA

 

Solar storm

Description: Students examine how to prepare for possible extended power loss by looking at the sun and how it affects the Earth.
Download the PBL unit. 
Interdisciplinary: Science

Storage Enclosures

Description: The students design a storage enclosure for one of the schools in the district by brainstorming a location for the enclosure, designing an enclosure that fits the requirements listed, creating a formal written proposal, and presenting to district leaders.
Download the PBL unit.
Interdisciplinary: Math

 
 

Alternative Energy Recommendation

Description: Students make a recommendation to the school board about the best way to spend a grant the school received for the installation of an alternative energy source.
Download the PBL unit. 
Interdisciplinary: Science

BIOCHEMISTRY–MACROMOLECULE MYTHBUSTERS: ARE WE REALLY WHAT WE EAT?

Description: Students explore what is in the foods they are eating and how their body uses the food.
Download the PBL unit. 
Interdisciplinaryr: Science

CRYPTOGRAPHY USING MATRICES PROJECT

Description: To deliver a secret message, students will encrypt it by writing it as a matrix, developing a coding matrix, and then decoding the message using the inverse to make sure it works properly.
Download the PBL unit. 
Interdisciplinary: Math

ENERGY CONSERVATION:
EAST CANTON SCHOOL DISTRICT

Description: Students will create a proposal for the school superintendent and treasurer to reduce the energy costs by the district while considering the zoning laws of the village, and environmental responsibility.
Download the PBL unit. 
Interdisciplinary: Social Studies, Science, Technology, ELA

Filtering of Flowback Water from a Fracking Operation

Description: Learners explore the expense of the storage and disposal of water from a fracking operation.
Download the PBL unit. 
Interdisciplinary: Science

 

Health Care for the Patient with Alzheimer's/Dementia
 

Description: Students explore the aging population and families reaching the point where they have a loved one who is dealing with a debilitating disease such as Alzheimer's.
Download the PBL unit. 
Interdisciplinary: Science

 

Heart Attacks

Description:  Students use their knowledge about what they have learned in the cardiovascular system to help come up with plans to eliminate the risks of heart attacks.
Download the PBL unit. 
Interdisciplinary: Science

Legends Golf Course

Description: Students  will determine the best option for the city to use the space wisely, enhance the city’s value, and make revenue to pay off the debt from a golf course addition.
Download the PBL unit. 
Interdisciplinary: Math, ELA

Nursing Fundamentals

Description:  Students come up with solutions to satisfy their legal/ethical responsibilities as obligated reporters for elder abuse, and nurse impairment.
Download the PBL unit. 
Interdisciplinary: Science

Solar Storm
 

Description: Students examine how to prepare for possible extended power loss by looking at the sun and how it affects the Earth.
Download the PBL unit. 
Interdisciplinary: Science 

 

STORAGE ENCLOSURES
 

Description: The students design a storage enclosure for one of the schools in the district by brainstorming a location for the enclosure, designing an enclosure that fits the requirements listed, creating a formal written proposal, and presenting to district leaders.
Download the PBL unit. 
Interdisciplinary: Math

What Can You Do
For MY Lab?

Description: To offer a wide variety of services to the public, students will explore different programs to work together to create a new and desirable product.
Download the PBL unit. 
Interdisciplinary: Math, Career Technical

 

Winter Solutions

Description: Students will learn about solutions, concentration, cooling curves, factors that influence stopping distance and freezing point depression on their way to finding a solution that either extends the salt supply for the winter or uses and alternative to road salt for de-icing.
Download the PBL unit. 
Interdisciplinary: Science, Math

 
 

Alternative Energy Recommendation

Description: Students make a recommendation to the school board about the best way to spend a grant the school received for the installation of an alternative energy source.
Download the PBL unit. 
Interdisciplinary: Science

 

Biochemistry–Macromolecule Mythbusters: Are We Really What We Eat?

Description: Students explore what is in the foods they are eating and how their body uses the food.
Download the PBL unit. 
Interdisciplinary: Science 

Cryptography Using Matrices Project

Description: To deliver a secret message, students will encrypt it by writing it as a matrix, developing a coding matrix, and then decoding the message using the inverse to make sure it works properly.
Download the PBL unit. 
Interdisciplinary: Math 

 

ENERGY CONSERVATION: EAST CANTON SCHOOL DISTRICT

Description: Students will create a proposal for the school superintendent and treasurer to reduce the energy costs by the district while considering the zoning laws of the village, and environmental responsibility.
Download the PBL unit. 
Interdisciplinary: Social Studies, Science, Technology, ELA

Filtering of Flowback Water from a Fracking Operation

Description: Learners explore the expense of the storage and disposal of water from a fracking operation.
Download the PBL unit. 
Interdisciplinary: Science

 

HEALTH CARE FOR THE PATIENT WITH ALZHEIMER'S/DEMENTIA 

Description: Students explore the aging population and families reaching the point where they have a loved one who is dealing with a debilitating disease such as Alzheimer's.
Download the PBL unit. 
Interdisciplinary: Science

Heart Attacks

Description: Students use their knowledge about what they have learned in the cardiovascular system to help come up with plans to eliminate the risks of heart attacks.
Download the PBL unit. 
Interdisciplinary: Science

 

LEGENDS GOLF COURSE

Description: Students  will determine the best option for the city to use the space wisely, enhance the city’s value, and make revenue to pay off the debt from a golf course addition.
Download the PBL unit. 
Interdisciplinary: Math, ELA

SOLAR STORM

Description: Students examine how to prepare for possible extended power loss by looking at the sun and how it affects the Earth.
Download the PBL unit. 
Interdisciplinary: Science 

STORAGE
ENCLOSURES

Description: The students design a storage enclosure for one of the schools in the district by brainstorming a location for the enclosure, designing an enclosure that fits the requirements listed, creating a formal written proposal, and presenting to district leaders.
Download the PBL unit. 
Interdisciplinary: Science

Telemetry Patient Identification and Treatment Options Throughout the Lifespan

Description: Students work through cardiac patient presentation scenarios deciding appropriate care, determining ECG tracings measurements and identifications, and communicate findings with the nurse.
Download the PBL unit. 
Interdisciplinary: Science, Math, ELA 

What Can You Do
For MY Lab? 

Description: To offer a wide variety of services to the public, students will explore different programs to work together to create a new and desirable product.
Download the PBL unit. 
Interdisciplinary: Math, Career Technical

 

Winter Solutions

Description: Students will learn about solutions, concentration, cooling curves, factors that influence stopping distance and freezing point depression on their way to finding a solution that either extends the salt supply for the winter or uses and alternative to road salt for de-icing.
Download the PBL unit. 
Interdisciplinary: Science, Math