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STEM Grade All 2016

2016

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STEM


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Honoring Veterans
(GRADE 4–6)

Description: Each student will read, comprehend and discuss 4 grade topics and texts about Veterans and the meaning of honor.
Download the PBL unit.
Interdisciplinary: English Language Arts

Successful business idea
(GRADE 5)

Description: This unit focuses on having students determine a feasible small business that could be successful in our town.
Download the PBL unit.
Interdisciplinary: English Language Arts, Mathematics

Chew on this
(GRADE 5)

Description: This PBL will address whether or not the school will incorporate Fast Food Fridays for school lunches.
Download the PBL unit.
Interdisciplinary: English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies

mystery box challenge
(GRADE 5)

Description: This unit focuses on making healthy food choices and multiplying fractions.
Download the PBL unit.
Interdisciplinary: English Language Arts, Mathematics


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absolutely happy
(GRADE 6–7)

Description: Students will conduct surveys to measure happiness at school in order to improve test scores. Integers and graphs
will be primary focus.
Download the PBL unit.
 

Career Etiquette
(GRADE 6)

Description: The unit will focus on students exploring the erosion of respectful etiquette between students and adults, including but not limited to teachers, parents/guardians, and employers.
Download the PBL unit.
Interdisciplinary: STEM

Character Investigations
(GRADE 6)

Description: Students will be exploring the declining number of middle school students participating within character related activities, as well as, proposing a plan to improve involvement.
Download the PBL unit.
Interdisciplinary: English Language Arts, Mathematics, Character Education

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Concession Stand Success
(grade 6)

Description:The unit focuses on having students determine the best way to raise money through concession sales.  Students will need to research the cost of concession food/candy items and sales/profit.
Download the PBL unit.
Interdisciplinary: Mathematics, Special Education

Farm Design

Description:This unit focuses on having students redesign a local dairy farm in order to be more environmentally friendly as well as to focus on the conservation of energy.
Download the PBL unit.
Interdisciplinary: English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science

 

Honoring Veterans
(grade 4–6)

Description: Each student will read, comprehend and discuss 4 grade topics and texts about Veterans and the meaning of honor.
Download the PBL unit.
Interdisciplinary: English Language Arts, Social Studies

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Locker Project
(grade 6–8)

Description:The students will research locker space and features, calculate surface area and volume of various locker, and make a recommendation based on their findings and personal preferences.
Download the PBL unit.

mystery box challenge
(GRADE 5)

Description: This unit focuses on making healthy food choices and multiplying fractions.
Download the PBL unit.
Interdisciplinary: English Language Arts, Mathematics

PTO Fundraising
(Grade 6–7)

Description:This unit will focus on determining the best ways to raise money for our students to use to take field trips or other student activities.
English Language Arts, Mathematics
Download the PBL unit.
Interdisciplinary: English Language Arts, Mathematics

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Uber Your Food
(grade 6–8)


Description: Students will design a food delivery business.  They will use their knowledge of the motion of moleculesand the molecules in a system to create containers to keep food at the right temperature
Download the PBL unit.
Interdisciplinary: English Language Arts, Science

 

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3D Hall Passes
(grade 7)

Description:This unit will focus on students coming up with a solution to Mrs. Kandel’s problem of more than one student wanting to leave her room at a time.
Download the PBL unit.
Interdisciplinary: Math, Language Arts, Technology

Absolutely Happy
(grade 6–7)

Students will conduct surveys to measure happiness at school in order to improve test scores. Integers and graphs
will be primary focus.
Download the PBL unit.
Interdisciplinary:

Aquaponics PBL
(Grade 7)

As the population of the earth continues to grow, we as a species need to continue to explore alternative forms of sustainable agriculture that will enable us to grow more food in smaller spaces.
Download the PBL unit.
Interdisciplinary: Science

Creating An Economics
(GRADE 7–8)

Description: Students will design a home ec classroom for our school using research based data to find a cost effective plan.
Download the PBL unit.
Interdisciplinary: English Language Arts, Mathematics

 

Creating an Inclusive School Environment
(grade 7)

Description: Students will design a student survey to get accurate data on the school climate.  Students will analyze that data and develop projects to create awareness of the social injustices.

Download the PBL unit.
Interdisciplinary: English Language Arts, Mathematics

 

Dream Design
(grade 7)

Description: Students are asked to redesign one room in their building.   Students must present their design proposals to a team of teachers and building administrators. 

Download the PBL unit.
Interdisciplinary: English Language Arts, Mathematics

 

Green Goes Green
(GRADE 7)

Description: Cycles of matter and flow of energy.
Download the PBL unit.
Interdisciplinary: English Language Arts, Mathematics

Hornet Hobbies
(GRADE 7)

Description: This unit focuses on creating a local facility for youth recreation.
Download the PBL unit.
Interdisciplinary: English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science

Forensic Murder Mystery - The Murder of Emily Palmer
(grade 7–12)

Description: Forensic Murder Mystery - The Murder of Emily Palmer
Download the PBL unit.
Interdisciplinary: Science

 

 ideal performance center
(Grade 7)

Description: Green Local Schools is in need of a new performing arts center that can accommodate the growing attendance numbers and number of productions, as well as the magnitude of the productions.

Download the PBL unit.
Interdisciplinary: Mathematics

Is there a speeding problem
(grade 7)

Description: This unit focuses on having students determine whether there is a speeding problem on the Osnaburg Local School Road. Students are required to find the speed of moving vehicles.
Download the PBL unit.
Interdisciplinary: Math, ELA

 

St. Jude Pi Day
(grade 7–8)

Description: Students receive a letter from St. Jude requesting their help raising funds for their hospital. With Pi Day soon approaching, students are tasked with creating a Pi Day that will raise funds for St. Jude
Download the PBL unit.
Interdisciplinary: Math

   

PTO Fundraising
(Grade 6–7)

Description:This unit will focus on determining the best ways to raise money for our students to use to take field trips or other student activities.
English Language Arts, Mathematics
Download the PBL unit.
Interdisciplinary: English Language Arts, Mathematics

Rec Room Remodel

Description: Students will explore the task of designing a rec room space for a local client by researching all aspects of the remodel with a budget of $50,000.
Download the PBL unit.
Interdisciplinary: Math

Providing Safe Drinking Water
(GRADE 6–8)

Description: All students in our district have access to ground water through public or private wells. Where does the water come from or why should the source be trusted.
Download the PBL unit.
Interdisciplinary: English Language Arts, Mathematics

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Problem at Zoar Wetlands

Description: Breaching levees and flood regions are threatening the historic village of Zoar, Ohio.  The students will study the control of this water through levees, dams and dikes.
Download the PBL unit.
Interdisciplinary: Science

Tsunami Toy Project

Description: Allow students to move through the creative process of designing and building with recyclable materials. 
Download the PBL unit.
Interdisciplinary: Science

 

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aMAIZEing Genetics
(grade 8)

Description: Students will focus on researching types of cash crops that can be genetically modified, yet USDA approved to increase yield per acre and be disease and pest resistant that a local farmer can plant.
Download the PBL unit.
Interdisciplinary: Science

Creating An Economics
(GRADE 7–8)

Description: Students will design a home ec classroom for our school using research based data to find a cost effective plan.
Download the PBL unit.
Interdisciplinary: English Language Arts, Mathematics

Dog Design
(grade 8)

Description: The focus is to persuade members of community to adopt dogs that are not purebreds but are mixed breeds/mutts by creating a commercial.
Download the PBL unit.
Interdisciplinary: English Language Arts, Mathematics

Forensic Murder Mystery - The Murder of Emily Palmer
(grade 7–12)

Description: Forensic Murder Mystery - The Murder of Emily Palmer
Download the PBL unit.
Interdisciplinary: Science

St. Jude Pi Day
(grade 7–8)

Description: Students receive a letter from St. Jude requesting their help raising funds for their hospital. With Pi Day soon approaching, students are tasked with creating a Pi Day that will raise funds for St. Jude
Download the PBL unit.
Interdisciplinary: Math

To Frack or Not to Frack
(grade 8)

Description: This unit focuses on having students determine whether or not they should allow a fracking wastewater company to come into town and begin dumping the wastewater
Download the PBL unit.
Interdisciplinary: Career-Technical Education

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Crash Investigation
(grade 9)

There has been a car crash and as the insurance adjuster the student needs to determine if they should pay the claim.
Download the PBL unit.
Interdisciplinary: STEM

GHS Energy
(grade 9)

The superintendent of Green Local Schools wants to make changes to reduce the energy costs at Green High School and has asked the 9th grade class for help.
Download the PBL unit.
Interdisciplinary: Science
 

Forensic Murder Mystery - The Murder of Emily Palmer
(grade 7–12)

Forensic Murder Mystery - The Murder of Emily Palmer
Download the PBL unit.
Interdisciplinary: Science

 

Shark Tank
(grade 9–11)

This unit focuses on Newton's law of motion; specifically the secondn law with regards to how forces can help or harm objects
Download the PBL unit.
Interdisciplinary: Science, Art

 

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Forensic Murder Mystery - The Murder of Emily Palmer
(grade 7–12)

Description: Forensic Murder Mystery - The Murder of Emily Palmer
Download the PBL unit.
Interdisciplinary: Science

Macromolecules of Life:
(grade 10–12)

Description: Fast food is readily available and often a frequent source of meals for high school students. But, do students really know what is in the foods they are eating and how their body uses these food? 
Download the PBL unit.
Interdisciplinary: Science

Movin' on Up...or Down...Or Over:
(grade 10–12)

Description: This unit focuses on having students determine relevant environmental components of earth’s terrestrial biomes in order to decide which biome would be the best choice for relocating the town of Malvern.
Download the PBL unit.
Interdisciplinary: Science

 

Shark Tank
(grade 9–11)

Description: This unit focuses on Newton's law of motion; specifically the second law with regards to how forces can help or harm objects
Download the PBL unit.
Interdisciplinary: Science, Art

 

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Basement Crashers
(grade 11–12)

Description: Students will explore the possibility of designing a recreational-living basement space for a local client by researching all aspects of the remodel with a budget of $50,000. 
Download the PBL unit.
Interdisciplinary: Math

Cold & Flu
(grade 11–12)

Description: This unit focuses on having students determine how to diagnose, contain, and cure a small outbreak of cold and flu.
Download the PBL unit.
Interdisciplinary: Mathematics, Career-Technical Education

Developer's Landscaping Dilema
(grade 11–12)

Description: This unit focuses on plant biology.  Students need to use their knowledge of how plants work to design a functional park that uses as little water as possible.
Download the PBL unit.
Interdisciplinary: English Language Arts, Science

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Electric House
(grade 11–12)

Description: Electrical power and wiring within the household and cost analysis
Download the PBL unit.
Interdisciplinary: STEM

Forensic Murder Mystery - The Murder of Emily Palmer
(grade 7–12)

Description: Forensic Murder Mystery - The Murder of Emily Palmer
Download the PBL unit.
Interdisciplinary: Science

Infectious Disease Outbreak
(grade 11–12)

Description: Students will focus on the identification and transmission of a viral outbreak and determine the overall community, state, and multi-state effects of the outbreak.
Download the PBL unit.
Interdisciplinary: Science

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Macromolecules of Life:
(grade 10–12)

Description: Fast food is readily available and often a frequent source of meals for high school students. But, do students really know what is in the foods they are eating and how their body uses these food? 
Download the PBL unit.
Interdisciplinary: Science

Movin' on Up...or Down...Or Over:
(grade 10–12)

Description: This unit focuses on having students determine relevant environmental components of earth’s terrestrial biomes in order to decide which biome would be the best choice for relocating the town of Malvern.
Download the PBL unit.
Interdisciplinary: Science

ROBOTS in Business
(grade 11–12)

Description: Can we create a FANUC robot program for a local company that will meet their needs?  
Download the PBL unit.
Interdisciplinary: English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Career-Technical Education

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Shark Tank
(grade 9–11)

Description: This unit focuses on Newton's law of motion; specifically the second law with regards to how forces can help or harm objects
Download the PBL unit.
Interdisciplinary: Science, Art

Zika at Olympics
(grade 11–12)

Description: The focus of this unit was to determine if USA Olympians and their families should travel to Brazil for the 2016 Summer Olympics given the recent outbreak of the Zika virus.
Download the PBL unit.
Interdisciplinary: Science

 

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Basement Crashers
(grade 11–12)

Description: Students will explore the possibility of designing a recreational-living basement space for a local client by researching all aspects of the remodel with a budget of $50,000. 
Download the PBL unit.
Interdisciplinary: Math

Cold & Flu
(grade 11–12)

Description: This unit focuses on having students determine how to diagnose, contain, and cure a small outbreak of cold and flu.
Download the PBL unit.
Interdisciplinary: Mathematics, Career-Technical Education

Developer's Landscaping Dilema
(grade 11–12)

This unit focuses on plant biology.  Students need to use their knowledge of how plants work to design a functional park that uses as little water as possible.
Download the PBL unit.
Interdisciplinary: English Language Arts, Science

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Electric House
(grade 11–12)

Description: Electrical power and wiring within the household and cost analysis
Download the PBL unit.
Interdisciplinary: STEM

Forensic Murder Mystery - The Murder of Emily Palmer
(grade 7–12)

Description: Forensic Murder Mystery - The Murder of Emily Palmer
Download the PBL unit.
Interdisciplinary: Science

Infectious Disease Outbreak
(grade 11–12)

Description: Students will focus on the identification and transmission of a viral outbreak and determine the overall community, state, and multi-state effects of the outbreak.
Download the PBL unit.
Interdisciplinary: Science

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Macromolecules of Life:
(grade 10–12)

Description: Fast food is readily available and often a frequent source of meals for high school students. But, do students really know what is in the foods they are eating and how their body uses these food? 
Download the PBL unit.
Interdisciplinary: Science

Movin' on Up...or Down...Or Over:
(grade 10–12)

Description: This unit focuses on having students determine relevant environmental components of earth’s terrestrial biomes in order to decide which biome would be the best choice for relocating the town of Malvern.
Download the PBL unit.
Interdisciplinary: Science

ROBOTS in Business
(grade 11–12)

Description: Can we create a FANUC robot program for a local company that will meet their needs?  
Download the PBL unit.
Interdisciplinary: English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Career-Technical Education

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Zika at Olympics
(grade 11–12)

Description: The focus of this unit was to determine if USA Olympians and their families should travel to Brazil for the 2016 Summer Olympics given the recent outbreak of the Zika virus.
Download the PBL unit.
Interdisciplinary: Science