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Students work in groups to research, design, and create model water park using line segment theories coordinate. They produce individual design portfolios that include their ideas and opinions, design solutions, sketches and research notes. Student trip to water park for field testing is suggested. Four lessons on one page.
Get those kids brainstorming about the types of jobs or careers they'd love to have. Then have them dive into a career-focused research project. Pupils take an interest survey, discuss career clusters, then work through the provided worksheets to start researching a potential career. Additionally, they write a paper describing that career, why they want to pursue it, and what they need to do to reach their goals.
Within the context of the construction industry, algebra pros begin to calculate slope from the sizes of stair steps. This is a terrific lesson plan, especially for aspiring engineers. Just be aware that it might be a stretch to meet all of the Common Core standards as stated; you might need to be creative by including additional values to calculate. You may also want to introduce the graphing of the rise and run values to make the lesson plan more complete.
Students incorporate the design process to create their own perfect job or career. In this career design instructional activity, students develop questions to research for a future career choice. Students brainstorm about their personal skills to use in their perfect career and use the Internet to complete a personality assessment as well as a career exploration. Students design a plan to reach for their perfect career.
As a part of an architecture unit, 10th graders research and draw a building's exterior. They view images of buildings Frank Lloyd Wright has designed, attend lecture, conduct research on architectural design, and then draw an exterior for a dream building. Note: The PowerPoint mentioned is not included; however, the names of the images are. Just look them up and make your own presentation.
Students determine the skills that are necessary to be a chemical engineer. In this job and chemical engineering instructional activity, students research the skills that are needed for this job and how those skills are related to their curriculum of studies. They deliver and individual project using art materials.
Young scholars examine interactions within the environment and environmental engineering careers. They discuss and view photos of natural and manmade environments, explore various websites, create a web to identify interactions between living and non-living parts of an environment, and analyze a Moebius strip.
Students design and build a mechanism to retrieve wrapped candy through a small hole (e.g. through the top of a water cooler jug). They gain an appreciation for the challenges faced by people who have lost the use of their limbs. They explore their own creativity and personal interests in problem solving, design, and therapeutic health care careers.