Completed Projects!

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math  (STEM):

 
  • Creation an iPhone/iPad App just for OJR HS students 
         1.  Student Handbook 
         2.  Lunch Menu
         3.  Daily Schedules
         4.  Map of school – scalable and “pinchable”
         Completed Spring, 2014

  • “The Organization App”  - the development of an APP for OJR and other high school students to help them organize the life of a busy HS student.  This is to be featured in the Reading Eagle, 2015.
  • “Goggles: OJR” – the development of an APP for Android devices for the students of OJR HS.
  • Create a scale model of the World Trade Center Tower(s) to help find credence in the official 9/11 Commission Report.

  • Creation of a box that would maximize and further amplify the sound produced from a conventional speaker.
  • Research and create a scale model of a Portuguese Man of War.
  • Logistics study of the food gathering area of the OJR HS Café to create a more effective flow during times of heavy use.
  • A unit plan for students Grades 3-4, instructing the types of energy generation – conventional and green.  The unit plan involved instructional lessons and labs to culminate in students presenting their work.
  • A scale representation of landmasses of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle Earth as they measure against known geographical bodies on Earth.
  • Design the most formidable sea-borne predator from sharks existing today.
  • Design, code and post a website developed exclusively for runners.  The website tracks your workouts and prescribes specific regimens for those who wish to train to run a 5K, 10K, half marathon and full marathon.
  • Boots on the ground, but not ours:  Conceptualize, design and depict a foot soldier drone
  • Create an App that is an interactive map of the High School
  • Create a website for a local non-profit charitable organization complete with imbedded video interviews and organization events.
  • “What is Normal” – a written work and scale model of the human brain explaining the most common types of mental disorders and some of the most rare, what their effects are on the brain and behavior and in which parts of the brain the disorders originate.
  • “Normal?” – a written work accompanied by a labeled, scale model of the human brain.  This written work detailed the most common types of mental disorders and worked to answer their stated question, “If the idea of normal is constantly changing, How can we really classify something as normal?”
  • Design, test and report on aspects of the automobile that would make it safer for the occupants in the event of a crash.
  • “The Effects of Radiation” – radiation can be used to our betterment and our detriment.  This written work addressed what radiation is and how it is used to both help and harm humans, animals and plants.
  • An analysis of the perfect marine predator – a written work accompanied by a labeled poster.
  • “Evolution of Running Shoes: Full Circle?” – a written work analyzing the development of the running shoe, the industry and how beliefs f their design and intended function have changed.
  • “A Refection of Fracking” – a written work discussing the drilling practice known as fracking; why it is used, how it is done and the associated environmental effects.
  • A detailed study of the Fibonacci sequence – a written work with illustrations, accompanied by a mural.
  • Hydroponics – growing plants in a water solution and without soil.  The student grew various plants from seeds through maturity including harvesting vegetables through the process of Hydroponics.
  • Frank Lloyd Wright – A written work of his styles and advancements of modern architecture.
  • The Seven Wonders of the World.  If they were to be made today, how much would they cost and how long would they take to build?
  • “Application and the ‘Practical Uses of Polar Regions using Fundamental Calculus II and Differential/Integral Expressions (Without Assumptions of Prior Calculus I understanding) - A written work.
  • “Marine Bioluminescence” – a written, research-based work which answered the questions: What is bioluminescence?  What chemicals and processes create bioluminescence?
  • “Statistics Study of Gifted Students” – A study to answer the question, are students of Gifted Education in the OJR HS, on average, younger, older or the same age as the students of Regular Education?
  • “Resistance of Kentucky Bluegrass to Varying Salinity in the Water Supply.”  This student created and implemented an experiment to find what salinity of water needed in order to stress and subsequently kill Kentucky Bluegrass.
  • “Vaccines” – a research-based written work explaining the history, myths, problems and benefits of society’s most widely distributed vaccines.
  • More to come...