Interdisciplinary projects that live beyond the classroom

Where in the World is Moscow?

Where in the World is Moscow?

Grade(s):

2, 3

Second and third-graders at Palouse Prairie Charter School in Moscow, Idaho engaged in a 14-week social studies expedition in which students thought and acted like geographers and cartographers. The guiding question that drove the learning was:

Where in the World is Moscow? 

Worms

The Dirt on Worms

Grade(s):

K

Kindergarten students at Palouse Prairie Charter School in Moscow, Idaho studied the importance of worms during a learning expedition. 

Backcountry IV

Backcountry IV

Grade(s):

7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

As part of the Brink: Biometric Interface studio—an exploration of better technologies for those who work or play in extreme conditions—Nuvu students Jordana Conti, Sydney Brown, Oliver Geller, Devin Lewtan, Laurel Sullivan and Max Dadagian created an innovative solution to a common threat: hypot

Wheelchair Hand Drive

Wheelchair Hand Drive

Grade(s):

7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

As part of the studio, “Hacking Wheelchairs for Urbanity” NuVu students were tasked with improving the wheelchair by accessorizing it as opposed to redesigning the chair itself. Part of this challenge was also affordability, as many current technologies are costly.

Wildlife of the Texas Panhandle

Wildlife of the Texas Panhandle

Grade(s):

9, 10, 11, 12

High School students at Spearman High School in Spearman, Texas designed these 18 x 24 pastel paintings as part of a co-curricular project in science and art. Students learned about the habitats, anatomy, hunting, behaviors and growth of wildlife of the Texas Panhandle.

E is for Extraordinary Life

E is for Extraordinary Life

Grade(s):

1, 2

First and second grade students at Pocatello Community Charter School in Pocatello, Idaho designed an alphabet book as a final product for an expedition on Monarch butterflies.

Chair Design

Chair Design Without Adhesives

Grade(s):

9, 10, 11, 12

Art I high school students at the Liberal Arts and Science Academy in Austin, Texas designed cardboard chairs as part of a co-curricular project in physics, geometry and art.

Tower Garden

Tower Garden Explorations

Grade(s):

4

Throughout a 16 week long Design Thinking Project, Grade 4 students at Elm Street School in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada, focused on the driving question, “How might we as young entrepreneurs utilize our Tower Garden to benefit the nutrition and overall health of others in our community?”

Sea Creatures

Sea Creatures Portraits and Stories

Grade(s):

3

Sea Creatures and Portraits Stories audio ebook is one of the final products of an eight-week long third-grade project at Explorer Elementary Charter School in San Diego, California called S.O.S.

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