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Content Area: Economics

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

Achoo! Save the World from the Next Flu Pandemic

The influenza virus is a deadly human pathogen. It undergoes rapid genetic mutations during its life cycle and as a result renders annual immunizations necessary. This unit will introduce students to the genetics of influenza virus and other relevant knowledge, such as vaccine development and effectiveness. Students will perform research using publicly available epidemiology data…
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Flat Pack Farming

Help save the Earth! As a third grade class, discover how and why businesses are continuing to put a focus on reducing materials for packing goods. Students will learn firsthand how to reduce and reuse resources to save the Earth, save materials and reduce costs. Students will design a container garden with foldable containers, seeds,…
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Room Defender

In this unit, students will be exploring electricity by creating a circuit that is capable of performing multiple functions independently and will market their created product. Electricity is an essential tool for modern living, and a basic understanding of circuits can empower your students. The study of electricity can lead to a better understanding of…
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Protecting Precious Cargo

In most car accidents, the bumper is the first point of impact and defense. The better the bumper is designed, the less possibility for damage and injury. Impact barriers, such as the barrels you see at a highway exit or the barriers separating oncoming traffic, are also important for limiting vehicle damage or human injuries.…
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Lunchbox of the Future

Working people, school children, and others pack meals to take with them that will be eaten later in the day, however there may not be access to refrigeration or the capability to heat their food. ┬áStudents will design and build a lunchbox that will maintain two different temperatures in different sections of the lunchbox. Students…
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