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Project Based Learning

Authentic Learning | Transformation Level | Science

Objectives

  • Students will use appropriate listening strategies.
  • Students will use speaking strategies effectively.
  • Students will understand the different ways numbers are represented and used in the real world.
  • Students will measure quantities in the real world and use the measures to solve problems.
  • Students will select and use appropriate units and instruments for measurement to achieve the degree of precision and accuracy required in real-world situations.
  • Students will use the scientific processes and habits of mind to solve problems.
  • Students will understand that science, technology, and society are interwoven and interdependent.

Procedure

  • Have students select a topic to study (e.g., Communications-digital imaging, AgriBiotechnology-agriscience and society, Service-quality assurance)
  • Group students according to their selections.
  • Each group will be responsible for completing a project or creating a product by the deadline.
  • First, the student teams will gather information and learn about their project (e.g., hydroponics and what that means to our agricultural society, what is bacteria and how it grows, basic webpage design).
  • Next, students learn how to use technology tools (e.g. scanners, digital cameras, Adobe Photoshop, simulations) in order to complete their project or create their product (e.g., website, PowerPoint, brochure).
  • Then, teams choose how they want to present their information to the rest of the class. They will also share what worked, what didn't work, and what they would do different next time.

NETS Profiles for Technology Literate Students

  • Identify capabilities and limitations of contemporary and emerging technology resources and assess the potential of these systems and services to address personal, lifelong learning, and workplace needs.
  • Make informed choices among technology systems, resources, and services.
  • Routinely and efficiently use online information resources to meet needs for collaboration, research, publication, communication, and productivity.
  • Select and apply technology tools for research, information analysis, problem solving, and decision making in content learning.
  • Investigate and apply expert systems, intelligent agents, and simulations in real-world situations.
  • Collaborate with peers, experts, and others to contribute to a content-related knowledge base by using technology to compile, synthesize, produce, and disseminate information, models, and other creative works.

Materials

Grade Level: 9-12