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Grades 6-8

  • Grade Level: 6, 7, 8
    Subject(s): Science, ELA
    Description: The county has bought a plot of land and wants to use it as a site for energy production to accommodate their projected growth in the coming years. The county has tasked several research groups with finding the best energy source that is the most timely, cost effective, and makes the best use of the plot, all while being an environmentally friendly option that meets the needs of the stakeholders. Students will need to collaborate with their group to solve this complex problem.
    Authors: Nasim Badribigi (Edmonds School District), Erin Duffy (Northshore School District), Chris Hazelbrook (Mukilteo School District)

  • Grade Level: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Subject(s): Nutrition, Wellness, Health Sciences, Math, ELA
    Description: How can we increase the knowledge of - and access to - health services for at risk groups when they need healthcare so that we can prevent or reduce emergency room visits?
    Authors: Birgit Albiker-Osterhaug (Edmonds School District), Patti Betz (Edmonds School District), Jessica Monfils (Seattle Public Schools).

  • Grade Level: 6, 7, 8
    Subject(s): Math, Geometry, Science
    Description You have been feeling pretty awful for the last two weeks and can’t seem to shake whatever bug you’ve got. You head into the local Kaiser Permanente clinic. The waiting room seems more full than you would expect. As you settle in, you look around and notice the room is bursting at the seams with people complaining of various symptoms. You are wondering what is going on with the community. Why are so many people sick right now? Who is responsible for the care of all of these people? You wonder if you all have the same illness, and start wondering about what you should be doing to keep yourself and your family healthy.
    Resource Video(s): Christina Coleman , Ashley Avena
    Authors: Jennifer Hahn (Lake Washington SD), Kristin McLeod (Lake Washington SD), Lynn Mays (Highline SD), Leeanne Bates (Renton SD), Diem-Thy Tran (Kaiser Permanente), Sean Sessions (Kaiser Permanente), Pohnson Hanpanitkitkan (Kaiser Permanente)

  • Grade Level: 6, 7, 8
    Subject(s): Computer Science, Math, Science
    Authors: Steve Pedersen, Kelly Love, Gaylynn Lynch, Jim Manlove, Akshat Vasavada, Curtis Easton Industry & Higher Education Partners: The University of Washington, The Boeing Company, Amazon

  • Grade Level: 7
    Subject(s): Integrated Science
    Authors: Ellen Smith, Briahna Attebery, Tamara Haberlack, Christopher Skilton, Eric Lagally, Mariola Kulawiec

  • Grade Level: 6, 7, 8
    Subject(s): Science, Math
    Authors: Sean Genovese, Lori Hardwick, Nyasha Chambwe, Andrea X Cortes, Deborah Fullerton

  • Grade Level: 7, 8
    Subject(s): Physical Science, Math
    Authors: Jill Bennett, Sue Wilson, Mike Zimmerman, Ryan Mabbott, Roland Teodoro

  • Grade Level: 6, 7, 8
    Subject(s): Health, Science, Computer Science
    Authors: Mawiayah Fields, Julia Smith, Monica Edwards, Philip Kwon, Natalie Murray

  • Grade Level: 6, 7, 8
    Subject(s): Physical Science, Energy
    Authors: Kathleen DuCharme, Meghan Palmer, Heather Smith, Shelley Garr, Devin Knowles, Emily Prewett

  • Grade Level: 7, 8
    Subject(s): Math, Science
    Authors: Tricia Percival, Melissa Forcier, Dani Pratt, Michael Teal, Karina Grigoryants, Colleen Norcott

  • Innovating a Better Baggage System

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    Sponsored By: Port of Seattle
    Grade Level: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Subject(s): Math, Science, Engineering
    Resources Video(s): Darin Benofsky , Eric Topinka , Delmas Whitaker , Kristal Manney , Micah Egger , Navtej Sahota , Phil Allan , Stuart Mathews , Efrain Lopez
    Authors: Jamie Carter, Anne Gillies, Stuart Mathews, Penelope Perkins, Mary Thurber, and Delmas Whittaker

  • Grade Level: 6, 7, 8
    Subject(s): Math, Science, CTE
    Description: The state has called on the help of all families to help stop a potential drought in Washington State. Each family member is to calculate their water use to see which areas of water usage they can reduce through conservation. They have been given the task of using water conservation as a topic to do 3 things. The first is to identify how much freshwater to saltwater there is on earth and who needs fresh water. The second task is to calculate their water footprint to see which areas they can conserve in areas where their water usage is higher than the national average. Thirdly, students will create a call to action using digital media to help spread the message of awareness and conservation tips.
    Authors: Mindy Ekstrom, Casey Johnson, Rick dos Remedios

  • Grade Level: 6, 7, 8
    Subject(s): STEM
    Description: You work for a housing development company. A housing development is going into your community in an environmentally (and/or culturally) sensitive area. Imagine the community asked your architectural company to propose a house design that causes the least environmental damage and resource/energy use.
    Authors: Stephen Howard, Anna Jackson, Jenevive DeLazzari, Chris Mirecki

  • Grade Level: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Subject(s): SpEd Math/Science/Communication
    Description: Boeing wants to make sure their employees working from home can always be connected to their work groups. In the PNW during the winter, there are storms that knock out power sometimes for days at a time. How can a power source be developed to ensure all workers continue to be connected even without conventional power?
    Authors: Brian Magraw, Katherine Woodard, Diane Zech Ed.D., Andrew Zaborski

  • Grade Level: 6, 7, 8
    Subject(s): Marine Biology
    Description: Students will design an instrument or improve an existing instrument to measure the health of an organism in the Puget Sound. After learning about ocean instruments and Puget Sound health, students will research an organism in the Puget Sound, including how the health of the organism is currently measured. Then students will design a new instrument or improve an existing instrument that could help scientists measure the health of their animal.
    Authors: Sandy Gady, Raquel Sandoval, Baljinder Grewal, Kassi Leicester, Chanelle, Sarah Donohoe, Steve Deblois

  • Grade Level: 6, 7, 8
    Subject(s): STEM
    Description: Identify a local problem drone could solve, build a prototype drone, sketch your design solution, prepare a report on drone performance/maintenance, and create an ad and make a presentation promoting your drone solution.
    Authors: Suzanne Stojka, Kitty Barnett, Jennifer Anderson, Abhishek Gupta, Virginia Nickelson

  • Grade Level: 6, 7, 8, 9
    Subject(s): STEM
    Description: Information and Impact of Cybercrime, criminal and civil investigation/enforcement are the topics that are covered. Students explore real-world issues and problems and actively pursue an understanding of them and solutions to prevent cybercrimes.
    Authors: Melanie Drown, Dedra Ingram, Kelsey Gibbons, Jennifer Vandever

  • Sustainability - Carbon Footprint

    Lesson , Media
    Grade Level: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Subject(s): Biology, Economic, Independent Living , Natural Resources and Conservation
    Description: Students will measure their carbon impact from their personal choices in transportation, home energy, food, and purchases. Students will be introduced to Costco’s Sustainability plan and eventually help Costco design a water bottle that is sustainable and fulfills consumer needs. Students will compare the environmental effects of recycled and landfill waste products. Students will be able to develop a way that Costco sources bottled water in a manner that balances cost, carbon emissions, and environmental impact while still meeting consumer demand by investigating how Costco sources, packages, and transports their bottled water.
    Resource Video(s): Lesson 4 - Costco Presentation
    Authors: Sarah Campbell, Bethany Shoda, Breanne Willard, Mary Thurber (Mentor), Joanna Rodriguez, Donn Coonrod, John Gleason