- Defines and explains what project based learning is.
Project Based Learning is a teaching method in which students gain knowledge and skills by working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to an authentic, engaging and complex question, problem, or challenge.
- Research and summarize an example of a class that used project based learning from the internet. Was this project successful? Would you find the project interesting? Why? Why not?
The ultimate design challenge is a project done by the BIe national faculty, it hits the subject of English language arts and math. The challenge was based on the thought that the world is filled with design challenges. Some of these challenges are environmental because of the disposal of them. Some are due to functionality for the consumer, business or transportation. Students take on the role of designers. They work to create a new and improved container of their choice that resolves a current problem (environmental, financial or function). Students connect these designs to mathematical models. They use these models to improve the design of the containers.
- Think of a way we could use Project Based Learning in our class.
While doing labs we could use project based learning, because students need to track and observe what is occurring to the lab. So for example if we do an experiment on a plant we would learn off of how the plant reacts to other things, such as if Plan A doesn’t get water and plant B does by observing over a long period of time we would get to learn that the plant that gets water will grow bigger and live.