Interdisciplinary projects that live beyond the classroom

Radon Study

Grade(s):

6

Scientific report from student-administered town-wide radon study, done in collaboration with a local college

Flower City Atlas

Grade(s):

3

Historical/environmental guide to Rochester, NY with a focus on the flour and flower industries

Biomimicry

Biomimicry: Respecting Nature Through Design

Grade(s):

9, 10, 11, 12

Students from the Gary and Jerri-Ann Jacobs High Tech High in San Diego, California researched, sketched, photographed, and designed this book on the emerging study of biomimicry as part of a learning expedition.

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?”

The Yellow Wallpaper

The Yellow Wallpaper

Grade(s):

11, 12

Eleventh and twelfth-grade students at Harborside Academy in Kenosha, Wisconsin completed this photography project with many literacy connections entirely in the Photography1 class.

Never Give Up

Don't Ever Give Up!

Grade(s):

12

In an “Introduction to Rhetoric” unit, Seniors at WHEELS studied various commencement and convocation speeches and wrote rhetorical analysis essays around the essential question, “How can words compel action?”  Then, using a newly acquired rhetorical toolkit, students crafted motivational speeches for incoming ninth grade students at WHEELS.

Call of the Wild Northwest

Call of the Wild Northwest

Grade(s):

3

In this science expedition, 3rd graders answered the guiding question, how do natural and human-made elements impact wildlife in the Northwest?

Endangered Species: Poetry and Portraits

Grade(s):

3, 4

Third and fourth-grade students studied the endangered species of Utah during an expedition called "Save Our Species." The students created an illustrated anthology of poetry to educate others about the endangered species of their region.

A Book of Poetry

Grade(s):

6

Original poetry using several different poetry formats with student watercolor paintings

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