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Grades 9-12

  • Sponsored By: Port of Seattle
    Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
    Subject(s): English Language Arts/Social Studies
    Description: Students will use Design Thinking format to research human trafficking in the greater Seattle area and the Port and various nonprofits’ responses to the problem. Students will also explore related questions, including barriers to survivors reporting and other student-developed questions. From there, students will define the problem they want to solve and plan, test, and resolve products to solve this problem.
    Authors: Rose Johnson (Highline Public Schools), Mollie Price (Renton School District), Emily Knight (Renton School District) and Chad Aldridge (Port of Seattle)

  • Sponsored By: Port of Seattle
    Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
    Subject(s): Computer Applications, Students with Special Needs, Math, Science, Careers
    Description: School was cancelled in mid-March. Everyone was told to stay home to keep from spreading a new virus. Spring sports, prom and graduation ceremonies are cancelled. Essential businesses are open in a limited capacity, with vastly altered requirements such as social distancing. Most non essential businesses across the state (and around the world) are closed. In the past month, 25 million unemployment claims have been filed. You are about to graduate. Even though you had a HSBP, now everything has changed. How has this impacted the environment? How does this impact your future and the career you choose? How do we use what we have learned during this pandemic to inform others?
    Resource Video(s): Jane Dewell
    Authors: Bill Butler (Seattle Public Schools), Katherine Meyer (Seattle Public Schools), Angela Nguyen (Highline Public Schools). Industry partners: Port of Seattle: Stephanie Meyn, Tiffany Sevilla, Christina Billingsley, Jane Dewell. King County International Airport: Mohamed Nimeri

  • Grade Level: 10
    Subject(s): ELA, Social Studies
    Description How can we effectively teach different audiences about the impacts of language on perception?
    Authors: Michelle Coon, Matthew Macomber, Casey Rummel (Lake Washington 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: 9, 10, 11, 12
    Subject(s): Chemistry, Physical Science, Physics
    Description: The Weyerhaeuser sawmill in Raymond, Washington, has a large amount of material build-up. The ground in the lumberyard is covered with bark/woodchips from the stored logs, gravel from the roads leading into the yard (brought in by the logging truck tires), and dirt. The sawmill sees an opportunity: The woodchips could be sold to landscapers. The gravel could be reused on the sawmill roads. And the dirt could be sent to a local composting company to mix into their system. How can Weyerhaeuser use chemical and physical properties to separate these materials and turn them into cash?
    Authors: Melissa Anne Povey, Seattle Public Schools; Jeanette Eisenberg, Highline Public Schools; Eric Filler, Federal Way Public Schools; Barbara Twardowski, Federal Way Public Schools Industry Partners: Jared Villarreal, Boeing; Maddie Zhang, Boeing

  • Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
    Subject(s): Physics
    Description: If I am receiving a weak WiFi signal in my home or school, how can I improve it?
    Authors: Jennifer Payne (Federal Way Public Schools), Lura Ercolano (Seattle Public Schools), Scott McComb (Highline Public Schools) Industry Partners: Zoe Krumm (Microsoft); Christopher Spanton (T-Mobile)

  • Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
    Subject(s): Science, Engineering
    Authors: Kimberly Griggs, Bryan Robbins, Josh Little, Coleen Norcott, Ryan Kim, Nick Wolfe

  • Grade Level: 9, 11, 12
    Subject(s): Chemistry, Physical Science, Environmental Science
    Authors: Tyria Riley, Kerri Olson, Madonna Brinkman, Alisan Giesy, Theresa Mccartney, Stephanie Bostwick

  • Grade Level: 10, 11
    Subject(s): General Chemistry
    Authors: Keri Austin, Lauren Dandridge, Kim Gunnerson, Addie Smith, John Trela

  • Grade Level: 10, 11, 12
    Subject(s): Chemistry
    Authors: Warren Carter, Nancy Flowers, Nicole Koontz, Ross Monroe, Dori Nagy, Betty Smith

  • Grade Level: 10, 11, 12
    Subject(s): Biomed, Biotech, Genetics
    Authors: Alan Beem, Brielle Kemis, Erin Acheson, Greg Brennan, Jonathan Miller, Loretta Boerger

  • Grade Level: 9
    Subject(s): Coordinated Science, Math
    Authors: Amy Colburn, Natascha Cox, Scott McComb, Steve Haynack, David Hahs, Mario Lotmore, Eric Lagally

  • Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
    Subject(s): Geometry, Pre-Calculus, Engineering
    Authors: Nikhil Joshi, Ryan Kim, Melanie Kong, Michael Pisaruck, Melissa Wrenchey

  • Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
    Subject(s): Biology, Anatomy, Physiology
    Authors: Heidi Cooper, Summer Elasady, Penny Lefavour, Barry Smith, Jodie Spitze, Cindy Xie

  • Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
    Subject(s): Algebra II, Chemistry
    Authors: Sondra Ordway, Dara Schmoe, Dr. David Sommerfeld, Dr. Aura Burian, Cindy Leung

  • Grade Level: 11, 12
    Subject(s): Anatomy, Physiology
    Authors: Corie Gudgeon, Meghan Maves-Watson, Vikas Ghai, Hannah Chapin

  • Grade Level: 10, 11, 12
    Subject(s): Chemistry, Algebra 2
    Authors: Harrison Chau, John Madden, Jake McKinzie, Allison Snetselaar

  • Grade Level: 10, 11, 12
    Subject(s): Algebra II, Geometry, Engineering, Economics
    Authors: Sara Hoorn, Ashley Gossens, Erin Moody/ Industry Partners: The Boeing Company, McKinstry

  • Where’s My Luggage? 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): Brian Obermeit , 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, 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

  • Sponsored By: Kaiser Permanente
    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

  • Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
    Subject(s): Science and Engineering
    Description: Climate change, carbon cycle, and global warming are the topics that is covered. Students will pplan and propose designs on solutions/mitigate for climate change.
    Authors: Tim Albertson, Chris Frattini, Erin O'Brien, Joel Parrellii, Mathew Sandfry

  • Sponsored By: Kaiser Permanente
    Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
    Subject(s): Interdisciplinary (AVID, English Language Arts, Healthcare Careers, Social Studies, STEM
    Description: Healthcare system communicate information to a patient in a way that is clear, concise, and accessible to them to support a positive outcome
    Authors: Sheila Burroughs, Lisa Chen, Karena Glodowski, Gloria Horne, Noel Montgomery, Kyle Scott

  • Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
    Subject(s): Interdisciplinary
    Authors: Kim Browne, Angelo Comeaux, Mark Thomason, Robbin Welch

  • Grade Level: 10
    Description: Dissecting the water cycle and stormwater treatment of the Duwamish River using Math, Science, English, and History.
    Authors: Daniel Carmichael, Ji Hea Shin, Michael Gudor, Rose Johnson

  • YouTube Viral

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    Grade Level: 9
    Subject(s): Algebra 1 and Robotics
    Description: Students will begin to understand why it is difficult to determine why YouTube videos are viral. Students will theorize and brainstorm factors that play a part in viral videos.
    Resource Video(s): Design Opt Schleuter
    Authors: Karin, Kevin, Maryke, Paige, Cameron, Jeff, Lisa, Karan

  • Airports & Environment

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    Grade Level: 9, 10, 11
    Subject(s): Interdisciplinary (Social Studies, English, Biology)
    Description: The Environmental Challenge allows teams of students to develop solutions to a mock aviation-themed environmental challenge and have the experience of presenting their solutions to a panel of professionals.
    Resource Video(s): Airports and Environment PBL: Lesson 4, Costco Presentation
    Authors: Chelsea Olson, Stephanie Nelson, Seth Tendler

  • Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
    Subject(s): Career Exploration
    Description: Financially stability. Community college, vocational school and 4 year college Take School Selector in Career Cruising. Skills Assessment test-Career Cruising Industry partner.
    Authors: Erica Green, Kenya Wade, Karan Mahna

  • Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
    Subject(s): Chemistry, Biology, Physics
    Description: Due to the impacts of COVID-19 and future disease outbreak events, many companies are reimagining how to keep the spaces and products used by their clients safe. How can we develop and optimize an effective sanitization system so that it is human and environmentally friendly, sustainable, cost-effective, and can be applied to a variety of enclosed spaces?
    Authors: Jennifer Holm, Jennifer Roe, Tara Yi, Minh Nguyen, Brian Gilbert, Steven Maa

  • COVID-19 Outbreak - Spread

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    Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
    Description: Outbreak of COVID-19. Prevention of the spread. Vaccines, ending the pandemic.
    Resource Video(s): Lesson 4
    Authors: Mahfuza Sobitova, Juan Garcia, Kelsie Maney, Lisa Chen

  • Sustainability - Carbon Footprint

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    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

  • Wireless Technology

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    Grade Level: 9
    Subject(s): STEM
    Description: Exploring wireless communication through a simple radio, and the detailed role of wireless communication.
    Authors: Darren Stolz, Josh Porter, Nuka Nurzhanov