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Team Name: Kelli & Sunny PLC (Team 1)
Members: Kelli Spencer & Sunny Richardson


Project Name: Is Sweet So Sweet? Diabetes Rising, US or Global Problem?


An analysis of symptoms, risk factors and statistics of diabetes determining if the rise in diabetes is a US or global issue.

Project Planning

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What is the topic of study? What are the outcomes? How would the students be assessed? What will they be doing?
Topic: Diabetes

  1. Why is it on the rise?
  2. Challenges of the disease?
  3. Regional, cultural and age structure impact?

  • Research & Collaboration
  • Laboratory Activites, Experiments (Case Study)
  • Partnered Nutritional Analysis via Google Docs (2-3 day journal entries of diet, liquid intake)
  • Flip Camera video teaching classmates the challenges of diabetes

Presentation: (Lab Report/Public Service Announcement)
  • Texas/Michigan comparison (US)
  • Global connection: Saudi Arabia


Ages, types of students, type of course(s) or subjects that this could appropriately be used with.
9th graders, multiple learning styles
Biology- (Health, Anatomy & Physiology)


What time of year (state in months NOT season -- i.e. Sept NOT "Fall" as hemispheres have different reasons.). Will it have simultaneous events? Consider holidays, etc. Is there a "perfect" time for this (also think about the topic you have in mind.)
Time:2nd-3rd week of May
Events: Google Doc collaboration/asynchronous


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The Future

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Evaluation Notes: topic title good/relevant

Family History, food unit take recipe/cafeteria food & make it diabetic, personal story, have the kids find another country where diabetes on the rise


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