5 Who are the stakeholders in this business? Educational professionalsFeedback receivedParents and studentsNo feedback receivedFuture plansComputer programmers, software designersDr. Colledge
6 Pennsylvania State Standards Standard: 3.1.6A2Describe how energy derived from the sun is used by plants to produce sugars (photosynthesis) and is transferred within a food chain from producers (plants) to consumer to decomposersStandard: S8.B.3.1.2Identify major biomes and describe abiotic and biotic components (e.g., abiotic: different soil types, air, water sunlight; biotic: soil microbes, decomposers).
7 Matching up the Standards with our Goals Affordable and marketabledurableSafeopen-minded learning environment with respect to the agricultural disciplinesEngagingModularAchieves the Pennsylvania educational standards put forth
10 Brainstorming Standard 3.1.6A2 Flower petals food coloring experiment Grow plants with varying factorsSunlightSoilWaterTemperatureGrowing different plants in the various biomes
11 Brainstorming Standard: S8.B.3.1.2 Biomes Rotating pyramid of different biomesDifferent plants, watering gameHighlight different aspects of each biome that the user would click on and a description would come up on the screenZoom in on specific aspects of each biome to learn about each aspect in relation to survivalSurvival game- you personally surviving in each biome making decisions about what to eat, clothing, activities, and answering questions on the various factors of the biome
15 Final Product 3-Level Virtual Experience Level One The user would enter the green house and be taken by the host to the plantsThe user would then be able to explore and experiment with 7 plants from the 7 different biomesLevel TwoAssessment of the information learned in Level OneFailure to score a 4/5 on this quiz would result in having to go back to Level OneLevel ThreeSurvival Game in a biome
17 Assessing Knowledge Level 2 Assessment What is the importance of photosynthesis for plants?What factors affected the growth of the plants in the green house?Name 5 out of the 7 main biomes of the world.What is the difference between abiotic and biotic factors in each biome?
19 ConclusionIn conclusion our business has designed and is working toward creating a method of educating students in the agricultural aspects of the STEM disciplines through a virtual experience that satisfies our objectives, goals, and the Pennsylvania state standards. This system not only teaches kids values of agriculture in the STEM discipline but in an engaging and enjoyable way through the three level process. Because our system is modular, our team will be looking toward making improvements and further developing the program.