Project Based Learning Teacher Resources
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How to Implement Project Based Learning to Engage Students
Can a math teacher employ project-based learning? Learn how one great math teacher uses PBL to design math projects that provide learners with a more challenging and holistic learning experience. A wonderful article, that includes three math lessons which use PBL.
Project Based Learning
What is Project-Based learning? Find out with a great informaitonal article that includeds multiple web and lesson links. Positive aspects of investigative and project based learning are some highlights you'll read about.
Project-Based Learning and the Arts
What's so great about Project-Based learning? Read to learn how projects can help kids apply higher-order thinking skills, conduct thoughtful investigations, and make cross curricular connections. This short article includes five wonderful projects for you to try with your class.
Project-Based Learning & Leading Through the 16 Habits of Mind
Blending Costa & Kallick's 16 Habits of Mind, personality type, and project-based learning in your classroom.
Project-Based Learning: Community Service
Community service is the basis for a project based learning experience. Your class participates in four weekly activities that require them to research community issues and contribute their time and talent to assist those in need. This is what I call community, collaboration, and great learning.
The Power of a Project
How does PBL differ from a basic thematic unit? Discover the answer to this important question. A bulleted comparison is made between each type of teaching method, example projects are included, and a full "how to" is laid out in an easy to follow format. Four great hand chosen lessons are included.
Proofs into Practice: The Pythagorean Theorem in the Real World
As an introduction to the instructional activity, learners verify the Pythagorean theorem with a hands-on proof. Then, pupils use the theorem to determine whether three side lengths could form a right triangle and choose one of two real-life situations to examine using the theorem. Terrific activities and worksheets are embedded.
Title: Digital Photo Storytelling on Five Senses, a project Based Learning Activity by Mary Gore
Students explore the 5 senses. In this technology skills lesson, students participate in digital storytelling workstations that feature each of the 5 senses. Students create digital cameras and digital voice recorders to explore their senses.
Hands On Math Lessons with Technology
Students explore a variety of math concepts. In this integrating technology instructional activity, students visit online webtools such as Max's Math Adventure, I Know That Math, Hands on Banking, and more. A description of each website is provided.
Learning to Ask Questions About the Past
Eighth graders examine the role West Virginia played during the Civil War. In this research lesson, 8th graders construct and pose original questions to spark a student driven inquiry. Students will form small groups and use historical artifacts to assist them in forming research questions. This lesson incorporates a museum visit as well as the Project-Based Learning Process.
How Sedimentary Rocks are Formed
Middle schoolers investigate the stripes in sedimentary rocks, using a structure at Petra, Jordan, as an example, and then do a hands-on activity using mixed nuts to illustrate the layering of sedimentary rocks.
Feature column: Hands on Math With Technology
Young learners will view a math adventures video and practice math concepts. Afterwards they will navigate through Internet sites to participate in teacher selected math adventures. This guide walks you through integrating technology with your math curriculum and provides links to internet resources. Lots of great ideas for incorporating technology into your classroom.
Explore Rocks With Hands On Activities
You can have students use crayons to learn about igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks.
Students examine why humidity changes throughout the day. They study the concept of relative humidity, absolute humidity, and dew point temperature. They interpret phase diagrams and explain why relative humidity typically falls and rises during a 24-hour period.
Celebrate Native American Heritage Month with Earnest Research
Incorporating research and project-based learning while celebrating Native American Heritage Month.
Everyday Explorers: Investigate!
Students become "Everyday Explorers" as they dig in, get dirty and comprehend more about the physical and biological world around them. They become hands-on scientists on a local level as they explore their schoolyard.
Bent Out of Joint!
A well-designed instructional activity on the skeletal system awaits your students. They perform hands-on explorations of common items, view a PowerPoint presentation, and utilize other visuals to be able to identify a hinge, ball and socket, and gliding joint in a skeleton. This is a very engaging instructional activity which should have your third graders very excited!
Fun With Food
Students participate in hands-on scientific experiments relying solely on household kitchen materials.
It's Clean, Fresh and only Three Billion Years Old - Water!
Young scholars engage in a lesson which explores the wate cycle. They get to see some very entertaining video, do fun hands-on activities and gain a better understanding of evaporation, condensation, precipitation and collection.
Bye, Bye, Bye, Fraction Phobia!
Young mathematicians utilize video, the internet, and hands-on learning experiences in order to recognize that fractions aren't as "scary" as they first appear, and that we use them every day in our lives. The hands-on activities in this lesson are especially well-designed. Pupils get to apply fraction applications in real-world settings. Fantastic!