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What is it? Given new federal laws outlining “Smart Snacks” in schools, students need to reinvent the vending machines in order to make a profit to help support student extras, such as field trips, dances, & student events. Students will identify products that qualify under the new law, survey the student body for possible demand, analyze price points, contact vendors, and pitch the top 5 products they believe will post the most profit.

Why do we like it? This 11th grade economics project is a good example of an authentic, localized project, with a completed Project Design Overview and Learning Guide from one of our National Faculty, Matt Baer.

How can you use it? Use this for professional development and as a model for completing the Project Planner.