Create an Organism

 

In this project, students create their own organism, build models of DNA, and debate the ethical implications of genetic modification in one Project-Based Learning unit. Follow the links below for more information on each project component. 

Cellular Exploration

 

In this project, students will delve into the mysteries and intricacies of the cell.  Students will create a cell model in an hour, make a cell analogy collage, visit a microbiology lab, debate the multi- vs. unicellular evolutionary strategy, and create a Podcast or Interactive Museum Exhibit as their Final Product.

Genotype to Stereotype

 

This project will ask students to investigate the implications of using inherited traits to place cultural value on segments of our population and thrust them into action by creating a social media campaign that will help redefine a cultural perception of a biological trait of their choice. 

Our Grandchildren's Watershed

 

In this project, students investigate the health of our local watershed, do weekly service-learning through volunteering with Hiwassee River Watershed Coalition, and create a PSA to promote water quality awareness in our county.

Climate Solutions

 

In this project, students will explore the dangers of climate change for our biosphere and create workable solutions to present to global leaders. They will study climate change through the lenses of science, art, and activism on their path towards understanding how it may affect their futures & what they can do to help.

Create a Planet
 

With an asteroid on a crash course with Earth, students will be challenged with the monumental task of creating a planet that could sustain humans.  They will use Earth as their model, but will be welcome to innovate and "improve" the planetary systems that enable life.