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Exploring Careers:  Architecture & Construction Career Cluster

Exploring Careers: Architecture & Construction Career Cluster

This career unit gives students an introduction to the architecture and construction career cluster and what a career in this field would be like. This is perfect for a career, technology, CTE or business class. The included PowerPoint presentation can be used by the teacher for whole class instruction, or provided to the students electronically (or as a printout) for them to review individually. Students use close reading skills with a short informational passage to learn about the career field and answer questions to use critical thinking skills and demonstrate their understanding. Two different puzzles are included to learn different jobs in the career and to reinforce vocabulary skills. A technology based research project is included to allow students to use critical thinking and creativity to further explore the career field by researching a famous building. Additionally, a group project to redesign the classroom that can be completed without student computer access is provided to simulate the career and allow students to utilize critical thinking skills and teamwork. Finally, a short reflection questionnaire gives students the opportunity to reflect and analyze their learning as they determine if this career field is of interest to them. The project was created for grades 7-8 but could easily be used with high school students. The teacher can choose to use some or all of the provided lesson options included in this resource. Files Included with this Lesson • Teacher & Student Notes and Resources • Introduction to Architecture & Construction Careers PowerPoint presentation (editable) • Introduction to Architecture & Construction Careers Research Reading and Questions • Vocabulary Crossword Puzzle (includes answer key) • Job Type Word Search Puzzle (includes answer key) • Technology based Creative Research Project Instructions and Rubric • Architecture & Construction Redesign the Classroom Group Project Instructions and Rubric • Architecture & Construction Career Reflection Questions (MS Word)

By innovationsintechnology

lego Vehicle STEM challenge

lego Vehicle STEM challenge

A selection of Lego vehicle stem challenges based around building a vehicle to traverse a set distance in the fastest time - it starts basic, then gets pupils to add motors which you can buy separately from the lego store, then builds to manoeuvring around obstacles and looking at safety features, i've also included experiment and evaluation sheets. Included are some help sheets as well

By cazzie123

The Impact of Inventions on Society

The Impact of Inventions on Society

This project based learning unit is perfect for middle school (6-8) classes that focus on careers, technology, history or CTE. Unit Lesson Plans include: 1. Unit Plan, Teacher & Student Resources 2. History of Inventions Timeline Project (Web 2.0 – www.tiki-toki.com) 3. Exploring Inventions Project (PowerPoint) 4. Researching an Inventor (Web 2.0 – www.weebly.com) Students create a timeline to show a century of inventions of their choice and make real-world connections in how those inventions influenced our history and society. Next, they choose five different inventions in different categories to explore in depth and create a PowerPoint. Finally, students research an inventor of interest and create a web page about them and their inventions, further connecting their learning to their own world and giving it an authentic audience. My 7th graders loved sharing their research with each other and challenged each other to "think outside the box" as they gained a better understanding of technology and history. I know your students will enjoy this too!

By innovationsintechnology

"Junkbox Wars" Marble Maze Project - Engineering Design Process

"Junkbox Wars" Marble Maze Project - Engineering Design Process

This STEM project encourages teamwork as students utilize the Engineering Design Process to design, build, test and re-engineer a marble maze created with limited materials. Each group is given a box or bag with the same materials and each team has the same time to design the best possible maze that will allow a standard marble to make the longest possible run. Students use the first day to choose teams, understand the project expectations, and complete the Engineering Process Design Worksheet. The next three days, they are building the maze. Finally, on the fifth day of the project, each team competes to see which maze wins! This lesson includes: 1. Teacher Resources and Information 2. Engineering Design Process Worksheet 3. Team sign up sheet 4. Junk Box War Maze Project Expectations 5. Alternate Writing Assignment 6. Competition Scoring Sheet My 7th and 8th graders love this project each year and really compete to win! I hope your students enjoy it too.

By innovationsintechnology

Designing Novelty Architecture - Project Based Learning

Designing Novelty Architecture - Project Based Learning

The unusual and creative designs of Novelty Architecture are immediately interesting to middle school students. This lesson is perfect for an introduction to engineering, design, CAD, careers, advertising/marketing or history. After a class discussion about the examples in the PowerPoint (and/or the additional examples in the resources section), students design their own functional building that meets the criteria for novelty architecture. They explore some of the potential problems in designing a building of this type and have the opportunity to utilize their creative skills as they find a unique way to create a building that looks like the company’s product or service. Included with this Lesson • Teacher Resources and Lesson Overview • PowerPoint of examples of Novelty Architecture • Project Expectations for Novelty Architecture Design (includes rubric) My 7th and 8th graders love this project each year and I hope yours will too!

By innovationsintechnology

Interior Design: Design Your Dream House - Career Simulation

Interior Design: Design Your Dream House - Career Simulation

Perfect for art, engineering, CTE or technology classes, this project based learning lesson lets students design their own floor plan using their choice of two different Web 2.0 tools. Next, they furnish the house and finally, they give a detailed explanation of the types of furniture and colors they chose for each room on a detailed chart. Included in the file: * Teacher and Student Resources, including video and extension activities * Project Expectations and Grading Rubric * Room Chart for furniture and color choices * Sample Floor Plan Projects I've used this with 7th and 8th graders as they study the Architecture and Construction careers as a real world project that Architects and Interior Designers would do and it's always a hit! I hope your students enjoy it as much as mine have.

By innovationsintechnology

Exploring Careers: Landscape Architect - Career Simulation

Exploring Careers: Landscape Architect - Career Simulation

Learning about Careers – Landscape Architecture Simulation project gives students an opportunity to experience what Landscape Architects actually do. This is perfect for a technology, business or marketing class, or a class that focuses on careers. Students use Web 2.0 tools (Plan a Garden, Small Blue Print Planner, or Sketchup to design an amazing outdoor area for a home. This project was created for a grade 7-8 Career Exploration class, but could easily be adapted for older students. Files Included with this Lesson • Teacher & Student Notes and Resources • PowerPoint Presentation (teacher led introduction to the career) • Landscape Design Simulation Lesson Expectations, Instructions and Rubric • Sample Designs

By innovationsintechnology

Career Simulation: Real Estate Investor - "Flip" a House

Career Simulation: Real Estate Investor - "Flip" a House

Real Estate Career Simulation: Flip a House Project lets middle schoolers see how real estate investors purchase, improve, and resell homes for a profit. Utilizing Microsoft Word and Excel, students “purchase” a home of choice from a list and then determine the improvements they want to make to it, all while staying within their budget. Then, they design the home, using Web 2.0 tools (www.floorplanner.com or www.homestyler.com ) or Sketchup (a free download available at: http://www.sketchup.com/download ). Finally, students use Microsoft Word to prepare a one-page sale flyer for their renovated home. Note: This lesson is intended for beginning Excel users and was created using Microsoft Excel 2016. It is easily adaptable for different versions. Files Included with this Lesson • Teacher Notes and Resources • Home Purchase & Improvement Choices Lesson Instructions, Expectations and Grading Rubric • Choices Worksheet (editable Microsoft Word version and .pdf) • Excel Budget Creation Lesson Instructions, Expectations and Grading Rubric • Excel Budget Sample (editable Microsoft Excel file and .pdf) • Floor Plan Creation and House Design Project Instructions, Expectations and Grading Rubric • Floor Plan and Design Samples • Selling Brochure Project Instructions, Expectations and Grading Rubric • Sample Brochure

By innovationsintechnology

Communication skills in the Workplace Bundle

Communication skills in the Workplace Bundle

This set of resources contains essential communications skills for all industries. Worksheets, activities and Powerpoint Presentations. Active Listening Assertive Communication Complaint Resolution Conflict Management Styles Customer Service Skills Worksheet Feedback model Giving verbal instructions Goal Setting H&S Values Time Management Teamwork

By biowriterab

Presentation Skills and Microsoft PowerPoint Bundle

Presentation Skills and Microsoft PowerPoint Bundle

This bundle includes a step by step guide on Microsoft PowerPoint as well as a presentation checklist and planning sheet. It also includes an interactive activity for learners to review a PowerPoint presentation and provide feedback. All you need to ensure that your presentations are top notch! As a bonus, there is also a Time Management and Feedback module which are essential business communication skills.

By biowriterab

Workplace Essential Skills Bundle

Workplace Essential Skills Bundle

This covers essential skills to have and build on in the work environment. Assertive Communication Complaint Resolution methods Conflict Resolution Customer Service Skills worksheet Email Communication Ethics and Workplace Dilemmas Giving and Receiving Feedback Goal Setting using SMART goals Health & Safety Identifying your Values individually and as a team Writing Standard Operating procedures (sops) Teamwork Microsoft Powerpoint

By biowriterab

Reading About High-Interest Jobs {Bundle}

Reading About High-Interest Jobs {Bundle}

This bundle is packed with 120 low readability stories about fun and unique careers. The included comprehension exercises are designed to teach students to better understand what they read, to follow directions, and to increase their critical thinking. A variety of jobs are covered in the informative articles that start-off each exercise. The eight comprehension questions that follow each reading exercise work to boost comprehension skills. Reading Level 2-5 | Interest Level 4-12 120 Jobs Include: - President - Teacher - Judge - Florist - Veterinarian - DJ - Realtor - Pharmacist - and more!

By RemediaPub