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Through a school-wide integrated curriculum project, students will creatively work together in teams to produce a nutritional bar, creating the product from scratch, researching health benefits, analyzing results, surveying customer interest, manufacturing the wrapper, tracking income and maintaining accounting records, and selling the product on campus.

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Northeast Viking's Go Berserk for Berserker Bars

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School:
Northeast High School 
Subject:
Other 
Teacher:
Debbie Fischer 
 
Curtis Serata, Joni Gotwald, Belzahi Badell, Kristin Bercume, James Zach, Tom Reckenwald  
Students Impacted:
1800 
Grade:
9-12 
Date:
December 15, 2016

0% Funded

 

 

Only $1,939.75 Needed

 

 

Goal

Through a school-wide integrated curriculum project, students will creatively work together in teams to produce a nutritional bar, creating the product from scratch, researching health benefits, analyzing results, surveying customer interest, manufacturing the wrapper, tracking income and maintaining accounting records, and selling the product on campus. 

 

What will be done with my students

• School administrators will support a school wide emphasis on creating a nutritional bar by supporting teachers and students to integrate concepts about nutrition themes throughout their lessons.
• Teachers will adapt the nutritional bar theme to fit their current curriculum and learning standards.
• Teachers will focus on information delivery with an emphasis on practical application.
• Students will be able to design statistical studies, analyze, process, and publish the results to help guide, influence, and create a process related to the development of the actual bars. Students will be able to figure out the cost to produce, identify the best supplier and determine the cost of the ingredients. (Math)
• Students are introduced to the concept of product development by examining some well-known products and like ingredients. Students will be placed in small groups and given a recipe to produce their own spin using a base set of ingredients. Students will share their results and discuss the process’ involved with their peers to create one unique protein based energy bar. Students will then create the recipe, determining size, weight, and contents of the Berserker Bar. (Culinary)
• Students will be able to demonstrate skills for accounting through actual sales by applying accounting principles and concepts. (Accounting)
• Students will be able to demonstrate leadership and teamwork skills by collaborating on the operations and sales of the nutritional bar. (Financial Operations and Financial Planning)
• Students will have the ability to select food based on available options, preference, nutritional value and calories and be able to read food labels for specific nutrition. (Science)
• Students will use brainstorming and collaboration to determine effective branding and marketing strategies while creating a strategic marketing plan to deliver for competition. (Marketing)
• Students will read and research the Viking age to gain an understanding of the rituals and symbolism of the error. (English)
• Students will design a logo, wrapper, advertising posters, commercials, and web page in order to promote the bar on campus to all students and staff. (Information Technology, Digital Media, and TV Production)
• Students will package, label, and wrap all bars to prepare for sales. (Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Culinary)
 

 

Benefits to my students

• How to take initiative in determining the type of information needed to make informed decisions. This involves deciding what types of secondary research is needed as well as how best to collect primary data (i.e. focus groups, surveys, interviews)
• How to differentiate the real problem from symptoms. That is, while students are asked to assist in creating the Berserker Bars as an entrepreneur with an issue, they need to identify the real cause of the issue...for example, to determine why sales are dwindling, what taste is best, or why customers are dissatisfied.
• How to be empathetic towards another person’s vision and views. Students learn that the Berserker is a vision and the importance of helping to make that vision a reality as a start up business.
• How to develop solutions that the entrepreneur can make his/her own, which often means creating deliverables that are within the entrepreneur’s ability to manage after the consulting project is over.
• How to gather evidence from a selection of surveys on campus
• How to integrate their evidence with their current understanding of nutrition, mathematics, entrepreneurship, and sales.
• How to engage in a discussion about and agree on a common recipe and way to sell the product on campus to make a profit.
• How to achieve a higher level of knowledge of nutrition, production, sales, accounting, and marketing for a business venture.
• How to work together on a school wide initiative that is based on real world operations and experiences.

 

 

Describe the Students

Northeast High School has 1760 students in grades 9-12, with 38% in Career Academies (Automotive & Manufacturing, Culinary, Finance, and Information Technology), 14% in AVID (Advanced via Individual Determination), 8% receiving special education services, 4% ESOL services, and 53% on free and reduced lunch. Northeast offers 20 advanced placement courses and 9 Dual Enrollment Courses along with an Advanced Placement capstone program. There are five administrators, 104 teachers, and 28 support staff members. The mission of Northeast High School is to graduate and be prepared for postsecondary choices including college and careers. The ethnic population is 6% Asian, 18% African American, 14% Hispanic, 4% Multiracial, and 57% White. The school mascot is the Viking.

 

 

Budget Narrative

The line items include materials and supplies needed to implement the school wide, integrated curriculum project for the Berserker Nutrition Bar, including, but not limited to: food products to produce the bars; ink cartridges to print the labels, flyers and marketing materials; supplies for the manufacturing and Information Technology classes needed to produce packaging, wrap the product, and copies for duplicating materials.  

 

Items

# Item Cost
1 Avery Labels $11.00
2 Lexmark Printer Cartridge - Black $150.11
3 Lexmark Printer Cartridge - Yellow $277.75
4 Lexmark Printer Cartridge - Cyan $277.75
5 Lexmark Printer Cartridge - Magenta $277.75
6 Card Stock $18.99
7 Copies $100.00
8 Almonds, Blanched, Sliced, Unsalted $60.92
9 Peanut butter $42.19
10 Peanuts $71.04
11 Cashews, roasted & salted $79.46
12 Vanilla Flavoring $8.32
13 Clover Honey $46.58
14 White Corn Syrup $30.38
15 Hershey's Semisweet Chocolate Chips $57.75
16 Hershey's Cocoa $26.48
17 Agave Nectar $29.18
18 3D printer -MakerBot 10PK True Color Filament Large Spools All colors $374.10
  Total: $1,939.75

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Only $1,939.75 Needed

 

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