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Air Quality InQuiry (AQ-IQ)
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Students engage in hands-on, true-to-life research experiences on air quality topics chosen for personal interest through a unit composed of one lesson and five associated activities. Using a project-based learning approach suitable for secondary science classrooms and low-cost air quality monitors, students gain the background and skills needed to conduct their own air quality research projects. The curriculum provides: 1) an introduction to air quality science, 2) data collection practice, 3) data analysis practice, 4) help planning and conducting a research project and 5) guidance in interpreting data and presenting research in professional poster format. The comprehensive curriculum requires no pre-requisite knowledge of air quality science or engineering. This curriculum takes advantage of low-cost, next-generation, open-source air quality monitors called Pods. These monitors were developed in a mechanical engineering lab at the University of Colorado Boulder and are used for academic research as well as education and outreach. The monitors are made available for use with this curriculum through AQ-IQ Kits that may be rented from the university by teachers. Alternatively, nearly the entire unit, including the student-directed projects, could also be completed without an air quality monitor. For example, students can design research projects that utilize existing air quality data instead of collecting their own, which is highly feasible since much data is publically available. In addition, other low-cost monitors could be used instead of the Pods. Also, the curriculum is intentionally flexible, so that the lesson and its activities can be used individually. See the Other section for details about the Pods and ideas for alternative equipment, usage without air quality monitors, and adjustments to individually teach the lesson and activities.

Subject:
Career and Technical Education
Physical Science
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Ashley Collier
Ben Graves
Daniel Knight
Drew Meyers
Eric Ambos
Eric Lee
Erik Hotaling
Evan Coffey
Hanadi Adel Salamah
Joanna Gordon
Katya Hafich
Michael Hannigan
Nicholas VanderKolk
Olivia Cecil
Victoria Danner
Date Added:
02/07/2017
Assessment Strategies: Rubrics
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This article provides an overview of using rubrics as a method of assessment and discusses technological tools that facilitate the creation of rubrics.

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Environmental Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
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Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
Author:
Jessica Fries-Gaither
Kimberly Lightle
Date Added:
10/17/2014
Bedroom Engineering Design Activity
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STEM focused lesson that incorporates hands on and computer based 3D design. Grade specific math concepts such as budgets, percentages, and square footage is applied.

Subject:
Architecture and Design
Computer Science
Engineering
Elementary Education
Geometry
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Hofstra University
Author:
Dr. David Crismond
Dr. M. David Burghardt
Linda Walker
Lois Miceli
Mike Hacker
Date Added:
04/26/2019
City X Project
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The City X Project is an international educational workshop for 8-12 year-old students that teaches creative problem solving using 3D printing technologies and the design process. This 6-10 hour workshop is designed for 3rd-6th grade classrooms but can be adapted to fit a variety of environments. Read a full overview of the experience here: http://www.cityxproject.com/workshop/

Subject:
Manufacturing
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Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Interactive
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
IDEAco
Author:
Brett Schilke
Libby Falck
Matthew Straub
Date Added:
04/04/2014
The Climate Change Imperative: The Interdisciplinarity of Climate Change
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The second of this series, this video features Georgetown University faculty and administrators exploring the interdisciplinarity of climate change and its implications for education, including the need for project-based learning.

Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Georgetown University
Date Added:
05/05/2015
Coding and Computer Science-VEX Robotics-Intermediate
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In this lesson students will become familiar with the Interface, learning how to setup the Robot and sensors. Students also examine Robot virtual worlds. Students then study robot movement by studying motor polarity, how to rename motors, and how to use time as a variable.

Students then continue looking at movement by learning how to control speed and direction, studying specifically Motor Power Levels, Turning and Reversing, and Manual Straightening. Students complete the Pathway by learning how to accomplish a specific task with their robot, studying the use of shaft encoders as a variable instead of time, writing conditional statements, and how to use the sensor debug window.

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Computer Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Brian Nicholas
Dan Smith
Date Added:
03/05/2019
Collaborative Learning
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Primo G. Garcia from the University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU) lectures on Collaborative Leaning: Cooperative, Problem-based and Project-based learning.

Subject:
Educational Technology
Material Type:
Lecture
Author:
Primo G. Garcia
Date Added:
06/08/2017
Concord Consortium: Solar Oven
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Elementary grade students investigate heat transfer in this activity to design and build a solar oven, then test its effectiveness using a temperature sensor. It blends the hands-on activity with digital graphing tools that allow kids to easily plot and share their data. Included in the package are illustrated procedures and extension activities. Note Requirements: This lesson requires a "VernierGo" temperature sensing device, available for ~ $40. This item is part of the Concord Consortium, a nonprofit research and development organization dedicated to transforming education through technology. The Consortium develops digital learning innovations for science, mathematics, and engineering.

Subject:
Engineering
Education
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Mathematics
Chemistry
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Lecture Notes
Provider:
Concord Consortium
Provider Set:
Concord Consortium Collection
Author:
The Concord Consortium
Date Added:
04/02/2013
Don't Put It Down, Put It Up!
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In a fifth grade classroom based around projects, everything has its place. This classroom profile shows you the design and purpose of Debra Harwell-Braun's fifth-grade classroom.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
LEARN NC Articles & More
Date Added:
03/07/2005
Dream It, Build It, Launch It!
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This Super Lesson utilizes Project Based Learning to assist learners with designing, building, and testing flying contraptions as an introduction to Engineering. The goal of this project is to engage students in collaborative team work and to introduce students to the Science and Engineering Practices: Asking Questions and Defining Problems, Planning and Carrying Out Investigations, and Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions.

We have offered this Super Lesson as an 8-week elective course, developing and strengthening student interest in applied Math and Science topics. It could also be offered within upper elementary or middle school Science and Math courses. In addition, each week’s topic could be used as a stand alone mini-lesson if time is limited. We have worked to include multiple options within this unit to make it accessible to both general education and special education programs, including recommendations for modifications and extensions.

Subject:
Applied Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
Lesson Plan
Unit of Study
Provider:
Lane County STEM Hub
Provider Set:
Content in Context SuperLessons
Date Added:
06/30/2016
Ecology Birdhouse Makerspace Project
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This project is a science based unit that incorporates using a makerspace. Students work together to research a local bird species and design and build a birdhouse to meet the specific needs of their species.

Subject:
Life Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Christopher Montagna
Date Added:
03/16/2018
Ecosystem Invasion! (3rd Grade Life Science Unit)
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This integrated 3rd grade unit addresses the NGSS Life Science bundles for Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems (3-LS2-1, 3-LS4-3, and 3-LS4-4) and Inheritance and Variation of Traits: Life Cycles and Traits (3-LS1-1, 3-LS3-1, 3-LS3-2, and 3-LS4-2). Students embark on a mission to protect their native plants and animals by devising a plan to regulate and prevent the spread of invasive species in the area. Through a series of FOSS investigations and other OER (open educational
resource) lessons and activities, students learn about how an organism’s traits aid in survival, how parents pass on traits to their offspring, and how the environment influences plant and animal traits and behaviors.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Life Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Pranjali Upadhyay
Date Added:
01/04/2019
Engaging the High Achievers
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In a multi-grade class of fourth, fifth, and sixth graders, students learn to work and communicate in teams. Through projects and a class structure that supports differentiation, Ms. Ehrke is able to keep students challenged and engaged. Her strategies for differentiation and communication can be used in any classroom.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Teaching Channel
Provider Set:
Teaching Channel
Date Added:
11/01/2012
Enquiry-based Learning and Project Work
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The unit introduces how to work in an “enquiry-based” way, for instance learning through project work and in-depth, open-ended investigations. We explore a way of teaching and learning that encourages students to take the initiative to pose questions and explore their curiosity about the world around them, through a process of enquiry.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Provider:
University of Cambridge
Provider Set:
University of Cambridge Faculty of Education
Author:
Abel Makonga
Agness Tembo
Bjoern Hassler
Janet Blair
Nitu Duggal
Sara Hennessy
Wei Shin Leong
Date Added:
03/06/2017
Environments (3rd grade Life Science Unit)
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This integrated OER unit focuses on the 4th grade NGSS bundle addressing Structure, Function, and Information Processing (Performance expectations 4-PS4-2, 4-LS1-1, and 4-LS1-2). Students are engaged in a storyline which presents them with the problem of preserving the pika population who live in the Columbia River Gorge, a species which has recently been threatened in this region due to climate change. Through a series of activities, labs, and field STEM experiences, students engage in scientific modeling and investigation, while building their understanding of how an organism’s internal and external structures enable survival, growth and reproduction. The unit culminates with the development of a product that can be shared with a public audience to instigate positive change in the community and help protect the pika.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Life Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Pranjali Upadhyay
Date Added:
01/04/2019
Expeditionary Learning at King Middle School
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King Middle School in Portland Maine provides a glimpse into the inner-workings and experiences of an expeditionary learning approach. A look at three expeditions for 6th, 7th, and 8th grades, gives great insight as to what an in-depth expedition looks like and how several weeks of activities lead up to the culminating event for the project.Expeditionary learning is a relatively new approach to education aimed at transforming school culture, how teaching and learning occur, and greatly enhancing student engagement and achievement.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Performing Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Teaching Channel
Provider Set:
Teaching Channel
Date Added:
02/25/2013
Forces and Interactions (3rd Grade Physical Science Unit)
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In this Unit, students embark on a mission to create a campaign which promotes seat belt use for a teenage audience. In the context of this project, students explore NGSS PE’s 3-PS2-2, 3-PS2-1, 3-5-ETS1-1, 3-PS2-3, and 3-PS2-4 while investigating the effects of balanced and unbalanced forces acting on an object. Through a series of collect evidence to write a claim based on evidence for why seatbelts are important.

Subject:
Physical Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Pranjali Upadhyay
Date Added:
06/18/2018
The Heat Loss Project: A STEM Exploration
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In this lesson, 6th grade teacher Lawrence Perretto blends STEM and Project Based Learning by having his students construct model homes to explore how thermal energy moves. Students use iPads and thermometers to gather data about their model homes and determine how to make their homes more energy efficient. Lawrence gives his students a variety of materials to construct insulation with. After insulating their model homes, students conduct more thermal testing. Lawrence concludes the lesson by asking students reflection questions about what they learned through this project.

Subject:
Engineering
Environmental Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Teaching Channel
Provider Set:
Teaching Channel
Date Added:
02/26/2013
Honoring our Ancestors
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"Through completing the Family Interviews Activity, students will learn about the importance of oral histories and the tradition of Day of the Dead/Día de los Muertos. They will begin to develop identity connections as they gain a stronger understanding of the histories of their family members."

Subject:
World Cultures
Language Education (ESL)
Speaking and Listening
World History
Cultural Geography
Ethnic Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Homework/Assignment
Author:
Rebecca Henderson
Date Added:
09/24/2018
How can we harness the wind to create reliable energy source?
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This unit explores Performance Expectations MS-PS2-1, 2-2, 3-1, 3-5 and ETS1-4 via an engineering challenge to design the most efficient wind turbine. Students are pressed to explain why and how wind surfers are able to catch so much wind!

Subject:
Engineering
Physical Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Educational Service District 112
Date Added:
01/04/2019
Identifying and Understanding the Importance of Rules
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This is a PBL for first grade social studies about the importance of rules in the classroom, school, and community. This PBL will require students to create a set of classroom rules for the class to follow using either a video or poster.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Assessment
Lesson Plan
Author:
Paige Dougherty
Date Added:
08/07/2017
 Identifying and Understanding the Importance of Rules - Remix
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This is a PBL for first grade social studies about the importance of rules in the classroom, school, and community. This PBL will require students to create a set of classroom rules for the class to follow using either a video or poster.

Subject:
History
Law
General Law
Material Type:
Assessment
Lesson Plan
Author:
Paige Dougherty
Date Added:
11/15/2016
Indiana Mammals and Their Environments
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This is a project-based learning lesson about Indiana Mammals and Their Environments. The lesson is about common Indiana animals that the kids see everyday and how humans impact their environments. The goal of the lesson is for the kids to create an environment that meets the needs of all of the animals and the humans without causing any problems, and then present those environments to the class in the form of a claymation project.

Subject:
Life Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Data Set
Interactive
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Author:
Jacob Hendershot
Date Added:
02/28/2017
Inquiry Project
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This is a project that will be used in a Kindergarten setting . It involves reading the book "The Three Little Pigs" to the children and having them build their own version of the third pigs house in stations.

Subject:
Applied Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Alyssa Shortt
Date Added:
02/28/2017
Inquiry Project
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Where is the best location for our class garden?. This provides students the opportunity to explore the different locations and evaluate which they will benefit the plants most. Analyzing the soil, amount of sunlight, water source, and understanding the plant cycle will allow students to learn. By dividing into group based on their favored location, students will present a short presentation about WHY they think there location is best for our garden. This provides students the opportunity to defend their location. At the end of all the presentations, we will discuss, vote, and decide on our location. Then, we will plant our garden!

Subject:
Life Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Julia Dalton
Date Added:
12/01/2016
Introduction to Project Based Learning
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A unit of study to introduce in-service teachers to Constructivist teaching methods. Teachers will look at a particular manifestation of the theory, Constructionism, or more specifically, Project-based Learning.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Provider:
Guyana Ministry of Education
Date Added:
11/11/2016
Is my Local Stream a Healthy Habitat? (Middle School NGSS Unit)
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This unit explores Performance Expectations MS- LS2-4, LS2-5 by having students collect local ecosystems data with a variety of computational tools: pH sensors, turbidity, oxygen levels and temperature – and to develop a presentation to communicate how and why their stream is a healthy habitat, or not!

Subject:
Life Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Pranjali Upadhyay
Date Added:
05/24/2018
Middle School Life Science Unit
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This unit explores Performance Expectations MS- LS2-4, LS2-5 by having students collect local ecosystems data with a variety of computational tools: pH sensors, turbidity, oxygen levels and temperature – and to develop a presentation to communicate how and why their stream is a healthy habitat, or not!

Subject:
Life Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Educational Service District 112
Date Added:
01/04/2019
Middle School Solar Engineering Unit
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How can we use solar energy to improve the lives of people living “off-the-grid” in Kenya? This unit explores the NGSS Middle School bundle for Engineering Design (MS-ETS1-1, MS-ETS1-2, MS-ETS1-3, MS-ETS1-4) by engaging students in a Project-Based engineering task where students develop and apply their understanding of solar energy to create a solar device which can generate electricity for people who have lost power due to a natural disaster.

Subject:
Engineering
Physical Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Educational Service District 112
Author:
Pranjali Upadhyay
Date Added:
01/04/2019
Models of Excellence: The Center for High-Quality Student Work
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"Models of Excellence is a curated, open-source collection of exemplary high-quality PreK-12 student work, along with resources to support the use of student work models to inspire and elevate teaching and learning. The purpose of this site is to catalyze the use of models to help build student skills and dispositions for success in college, careers and life."

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Case Study
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
EL Education
Date Added:
04/11/2019
More Rules, Less Bullies
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This is a Project Based Learning activity. Students will take on the role of a principal of a school and make rules and changes to deal with bullying.

Subject:
History
Material Type:
Interactive
Author:
Hayley Mulliken
Date Added:
10/09/2016
Project-Based Approaches - Arabic (Common Cartridge)
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Explore the features and benefits of project-based learning with classroom scenarios that help you to engage students with self-directed learning. This resource includes a Moodle 3.1 course backup (.MBZ file) that you can restore to your own Moodle instance. Note: If you are using Canvas, use the .MBZ (Moodle) version of the course. Download of Moodle or Common Cartridge will begin once you click on this resource.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Intel Education
Author:
Clarity Innovations
Date Added:
07/10/2017
Project-Based Approaches - Arabic (Moodle)
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Explore the features and benefits of project-based learning with classroom scenarios that help you to engage students with self-directed learning. This resource includes a Moodle 3.1 course backup (.MBZ file) that you can restore to your own Moodle instance. Note: If you are using Canvas, use the .MBZ (Moodle) version of the course. Download of Moodle or Common Cartridge will begin once you click on this resource.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Intel Education
Author:
Clarity Innovations
Date Added:
07/10/2017
Project-Based Approaches - Chinese (Common Cartridge)
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Explore the features and benefits of project-based learning with classroom scenarios that help you to engage students with self-directed learning. This resource includes a Moodle 3.1 course backup (.MBZ file) that you can restore to your own Moodle instance. Note: If you are using Canvas, use the .MBZ (Moodle) version of the course. Download of Moodle or Common Cartridge will begin once you click on this resource.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Intel Education
Author:
Clarity Innovations
Date Added:
07/10/2017
Project-Based Approaches - English (Australia) (Common Cartridge)
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Explore the features and benefits of project-based learning with classroom scenarios that help you to engage students with self-directed learning. This resource includes a Common Cartridge backup (.imscc file) that you can restore to your own LMS instance. Note: If you are using Canvas, use the .MBZ (Moodle) version of the course. Download of Moodle or Common Cartridge will begin once you click on this resource.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Intel Education
Author:
Clarity Innovations
Date Added:
01/31/2017
Project-Based Approaches - English (Australia) (Moodle)
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Explore the features and benefits of project-based learning with classroom scenarios that help you to engage students with self-directed learning. This resource includes a Moodle 3.1 course backup (.MBZ file) that you can restore to your own Moodle instance. Note: If you are using Canvas, use the .MBZ (Moodle) version of the course. Download of Moodle or Common Cartridge will begin once you click on this resource.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Intel Education
Author:
Clarity Innovations
Date Added:
02/06/2017
Project-Based Approaches - French (Moodle)
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Explore the features and benefits of project-based learning with classroom scenarios that help you to engage students with self-directed learning. This resource includes a Moodle 3.1 course backup (.MBZ file) that you can restore to your own Moodle instance. Note: If you are using Canvas, use the .MBZ (Moodle) version of the course. Download of Moodle or Common Cartridge will begin once you click on this resource.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Intel Education
Author:
Clarity Innovations
Date Added:
02/06/2017