All resources in Project Based Learning Group

Breakout!

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This activity is designed as a project-based learning activity. It allows students to collaborate, requires them to comprehend what they have read and engages them in critical thinking. This activity can be adjusted to fit the needs and grade levels of your students.

Material Type: Lesson Plan

Author: MARQUIS GRANT

2 - Elements and the Periodic Table

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Students will learn about elements, atoms, and the Periodic table through the phenomena - How do you know if your water is safe to drink? What kind of substances in water might be hazardous? First, student will learn atoms are made up of subatomic particles, which give rise to predictable properties through a phet simulation. Next, students will try to build their own table looking for patterns in element cards. Students will then look at properties of elements which are divided into metals and nonmetals. Student will then look at electron configuration through a POGIl activity. Students will also complete a flame test activity. Finally, students when end the unit with a engineering project examining water quality to determine if it is safe to drink.

Material Type: Unit of Study

Bouncing Ball - Function Families

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Students explore quadratic functions by using a motion detector known as a Calculator Based Ranger (CBR) to examine the heights of the different bounces of a ball. Students will represent each bounce with a quadratic function of the form y = a (x - h)^2 + k. This lesson plan is based on the activity Tremain Nelson uses in the video for Part II of this workshop.

Material Type: Lesson Plan

Author: Annenberg Learner

Cicero, Pro Caelio, Performance and Latin Text

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On behalf of Marcus Caelius in the spring of 56 B.C.E. Roman oratory was a living art. Orators knew that the persuasive power of a speech did not come from the force and clarity of its argument alone. A speaker needed not simply to be heard distinctly, but to project the kind of confident, engaging personality that could win an audience's good will and command its belief.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Demonstration, Diagram/Illustration, Interactive, Lesson, Lesson Plan, Presentation, Primary Source, Reading, Simulation, Vocabulary

Author: Sander M. Goldberg

Math PBL

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Students will be presented with a problem that they have a non-English speaking student in their classroom and it will be their job to create a means for teaching their classmate how to add. They will work in groups of 3 or 4 to plan and design an activity or a display (or both) that models the addition process within 20. Students will work primarily on learning the collaboration process during this initial PBL project. They will learn skills related to group work, group accountability, and the creation of a single group product. They will be introduced to the Critical Friends protocol. Students will do a first draft and a final product to learn that process. They will present to the class.

Material Type: Activity/Lab

Author: Laurie Newhouse

Plastic Pollution

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Students work collaboratively to transform their experiences and understanding of plastic pollution into a product that encourages other community members to reduce their single plastic usage. Students work together to research the effects of single-use plastic on plants, animals, and the environment. Reading skills are strengthened by reading numerous nonfiction articles and websites about the effects of plastic; students then use these sources to write opinion pieces about plastic use. Students interview staff members, participate in Zero Waste Week, and create a sculpture from discarded materials.

Material Type: Unit of Study

Author: Candace Swain

The Great Gatsby TV News Project

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In this lesson, students complete a project as a group, creating videotaped news segments that give them a glimpse into the social, political, literary, and musical climate of the Roaring Twenties. Students create scripts before recording and editing their projects together using iMovie or a similar film editing software.

Material Type: Lesson Plan

Author: Stacey Moore