We have some exciting PBL projects going on around the schools. Let's have a look!
Ms. Mulroy's English III students have been busy working on their 1920’s Aesthetic STEAM Project. This project is funded through the Ohio STEM Learning Network (OSLN) with an amount of $5000. Ms. Mulroy is actively seeking community partners with various art skills to implement this project. For more information, click here.
Mr. Ata's Geometry students also have a STEAM project called the Alphabet Slope Creative Project, where students will explore the concept of slope through creating an alphabet on a coordinate plane. Mr. Ata is working collaboratively with Mr. Caliskan and Mrs. Heather to implement this project. For more information, click here.
Mrs. Pathan's Capstone and Web Design students have been working on their Codeathon Challenge by Concept Schools. Teams are challenged to design and prototype a computer science solution to a real-world problem or need. This year, they have been working on UN's sustainable goal #15, Protect, restore, and promote the sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss. For more information, click here.
Mrs. Meldrum's Biomedical and Mr. Jordan's English II students are working on an interdisciplinary STEAM project called Biology Children's Book for Elementary, where they have been creating children's books related to life science concepts. For more information, click here. Both teachers are also part of the OSLN's Fostering STEM Institute cohort this year.
Mr. Edwards' PE and Mr. Oiler's Health Science and Technology students have been working collaboratively on a project called Movement Evaluations. Students conduct movement assessments and then design a regimen that PE students will do as part of their daily warm-ups. For more information, click here.
Ms. Hicks Chemistry and Science Research and Design students have been busy working on several projects. The first one is called Growing Beyond Earth, where her students are collaborating with other students nationwide to contribute to NASA's research on growing plants in space. Students are currently in their second trial. For more information about this project, click here. Another project her students are working on is the Periodic Table Challenge Game Project, where students will design and create an interactive periodic table challenge game to reinforce their understanding of the elements and their properties. For more information, click here.
Apart from The Squawk and On the Horizon projects, Mr. Harmison's Capstone students have been working on their PBS-NOVA Science Studio STEAM project, enhancing their science storytelling skills. Recently, NOVA national program manager and local public radio station WOSU visited his classroom to see students in action. Our school has been selected as one of the schools nationwide (a total of 9, I believe) to provide resources, tools, and training around storytelling to our students.
Mr. McIntyre's World History students are going to work on the project called Walking through the Holocaust and WWII. Students will meet a Holocaust survivor and reflect on his/her life through a podcast and diary. For more information, click here.
Mrs. Saldana's Spanish students are going to work on a project called Interview an Athlete. Students will create a fake magazine article in which they interview a (real or imaginary) athlete about that person’s strategies for success, discussing workout routines, diet, healthy habits, etc. They will then perform the interview for the class. For more information, click here.
Ms. Marlow's Spanish students are going to work on creating a map of the school along with relevant information about their classes, teachers, and the building itself. They will include things they like and don’t like about going to school here and things they think incoming freshmen should know, all in Spanish. For more information, click here.
Mrs. Hostetler's College and Career English students have been working on different projects under the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt. For more information, click here.