Problem Scenarios: Grades 6-8


Language Arts

BB2C-23 Problem Scenario: Castle Communications

Problem Description

The Castle is a historical house which offers tours, teas, concerts, educational programs to schools throughout the year. The Castle has requested your help with the following issues they are currently experiencing: Attendance to the different events offered, several events going on at the same time within the community, having volunteers to help at the different events, getting the word out to the community of what is being offered at The Castle, communication within the Historical Alliances, and to come up with a way to have a central calendar. 

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BB2C-26 Problem Scenario: Elder Care

Problem Description

You go to see your grandma who is in a nursing home. During the visit you notice bruises. What do you do next?

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MATH

BB2C-6 Problem Scenario: Scarce Services

Problem Description

The amount of places for local people to receive medical care in a rural area is scarce.  What can the local hospital do about this?

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BB2C-7 Problem Scenario: Generous Donation

Problem Description

The hospital received a generous donation of $500,000. The hospital needs new signage to help patients find their way around, a new piece of radiology (X-ray) equipment to improve diagnostic ability for cancer patients, and a new security system to protect newborns from being abducted. How should the hospital decide to spend the money?

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BB2C-10 Problem Scenario: LEED and Sun Angles

Problem Description

A local home owner wants to build a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Certified home in your neighborhood. This owner would like all of the south-facing windows on the house to be shaded in the summer, but exposed to the sunlight in the winter. Based on your location and calculated sun angles, what options does the home owner have to achieve this goal? Will the roof overhang need to be deeper? Are there other methods of shading other than extending the edges of the roof?

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BB2C-23 Problem Scenario: Castle Communications

Problem Description

The Castle is a historical house which offers tours, teas, concerts, educational programs to schools throughout the year. The Castle has requested your help with the following issues they are currently experiencing: Attendance to the different events offered, several events going on at the same time within the community, having volunteers to help at the different events, getting the word out to the community of what is being offered at The Castle, communication within the Historical Alliances, and to come up with a way to have a central calendar.

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BB2C-24 Problem Scenario: Football Complex

Problem Description

On school property, we are going to build a new football complex.  We have been given a specified amount of money in which to budget.  We will consider land needed, property value, soil, construction, and acquisition of materials to work into the budget given student desires

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BB2C-43 Problem Scenario: #43 Rainfall and Flooding

Problem Description

You have recently moved to a new area in Southeastern Ohio. As a new community member, you were encouraged to attend a meeting at the Local Environmental Governing Board when a colleague learned of your interest in improving the interactions between Humans and the Environment in order to improve life quality for the community members. At the meeting, you become aware of increasing issues due to rainfall and flooding. Many of the issues include erosion of the land near the rivers, deterioration of local landmarks, and house and property damage for the residents. Using what you have learned about GIS Systems and how water positively and negatively interacts with the humans around it, develop on action plan of steps to address this issue for your new community.

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Science

BB2C-2 Problem Scenario: Bio-terrorism

Problem Description

You work in a hospital pharmacy and you receive a phone call that announces the following: A man walked into a crowded gymnasium and left a canister that exploded. It left a white powder throughout the gym.

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BB2C-4 Problem Scenario: Fungal Meningitis

Problem Description

Based on the national outbreak of fungal meningitis from specially compounded injectable drugs, the hospital had to determine if they could still compound certain drugs used in the hospital.  

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BB2C-10 Problem Scenario: LEED and Sun Angles

Problem Description

A local home owner wants to build a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Certified home in your neighborhood. This owner would like all of the south-facing windows on the house to be shaded in the summer, but exposed to the sunlight in the winter. Based on your location and calculated sun angles, what options does the home owner have to achieve this goal? Will the roof overhang need to be deeper? Are there other methods of shading other than extending the edges of the roof?

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BB2C-11 Problem Scenario: Cancelling D&A Services

Problem Description

The hospital provided Drug and Alcohol addiction services for patients. There were a very small number of patients actually being served by the program. The program cost millions of dollars. The hospital did away with the program and the community was not happy with this decision.

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Social Studies

BB2C-3 Problem Scenario: Lack of Contrast Material

Problem Description

There is a national shortage of a chemical needed to conduct a radiology test.  The hospital supply is limited and it is unlikely that they will receive any more for at least 90 days.  Patients are still arriving with orders for the test.  How should they handle the situation?

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BB2C-5 Problem Scenario: Offering Health Insurance

Business owners have to decide whether to offer health insurance to their employees. They are also concerned that if they don’t offer health insurance, they won’t be able to attract quality employees.

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BB2C-6 Problem Scenario: Scarcity of Services

Problem Description

The amount of places for local people to receive medical care in a rural area is scarce.  What can the local hospital do about this?

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BB2C-11 Problem Scenario: Cancelling D&A Services

Problem Description

The hospital provided Drug and Alcohol addiction services for patients. There were a very small number of patients actually being served by the program. The program cost millions of dollars. The hospital did away with the program and the community was not happy with this decision.

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BB2C-13 Problem Scenario: Irate Patient

Problem Description

A patient is upset because the doctor won't prescribe the pain medication they want.  They begin yelling and screaming at the nurse and doctor.  The doctor gets frustrated and walks out of the room.  The nurse tries to calm the patient, but he is even more upset because the doctor walked out.

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BB2C-23 Problem Scenario: Castle Communications

Problem Description

The Castle is a historical house which offers tours, teas, concerts, educational programs to schools throughout the year. The Castle has requested your help with the following issues they are currently experiencing: Attendance to the different events offered, several events going on at the same time within the community, having volunteers to help at the different events, getting the word out to the community of what is being offered at The Castle, communication within the Historical Alliances, and to come up with a way to have a central calendar.

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BB2C-30 Problem Scenario: Business Locations

Problem Description

Why was a particular location chosen for some of the businesses in Belpre? What data is available to help determine these decisions and make decisions about future businesses?

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BB2C-32 Problem Scenario: Expanding Programs

Problem Description

The YMCA needs to improve enrollment in youth programs. How can we expand and improve enrollment in youth programs in such a way that we can...

  • Continue to fully fund youth programs
  • Earn more revenue to expand existing programs
  • Purchase equipment
  • Purchase tee shirts and awards
  • Pay referees, pay staff, pay operating costs

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BB2C-33 Problem Scenario: Worker Shortage

Problem Description

Pioneer Pipe is experiencing an enormous increase of work to complete. While these are great opportunities for the business, they are having difficulty finding qualified welders with the skills needed to complete the projects. How can Pioneer Pipe find skilled and qualified workers and welders, so that jobs can be completed on time and still maintain the high level of quality of the finished product?

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BB2C-37 Problem Scenario: Property Line Dispute, Bricker and Eckler

Problem Description

A property line dispute has arisen between two next door neighbors in a subdivision setting. One of the homeowners spray paints a red line on the yard and landscape between the two houses indicating where he perceives the line to be.

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BB2C-41 Problem Scenario: Ohio's Outdoor Heaven, Pickering Associates

What impact (positive or negative) will the proposed Outdoor Heaven have on our local community?

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BB2C-43 Problem Scenario: #43 Rainfall and Flooding

Problem Description

You have recently moved to a new area in Southeastern Ohio. As a new community member, you were encouraged to attend a meeting at the Local Environmental Governing Board when a colleague learned of your interest in improving the interactions between Humans and the Environment in order to improve life quality for the community members. At the meeting, you become aware of increasing issues due to rainfall and flooding. Many of the issues include erosion of the land near the rivers, deterioration of local landmarks, and house and property damage for the residents. Using what you have learned about GIS Systems and how water positively and negatively interacts with the humans around it, develop on action plan of steps to address this issue for your new community.

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