Monday, September 29, 2008

5th Grade PBL

This afternoon, I tried a PBL problem with Mrs. McCoy's 5th grade class. Students became ecologists who discovered a new organism at the Zoo. They needed to find an ecosystem for that organism and convince the Zoo to build a new exhibit. I think the students did a pretty good job of picking out the important words and ideas in the problem statement. They seemed really involved in figuring out what organism to used and what the needs of it were. I heard a lot of the science information from animal adaptations that I taught some of these students last year (which was a good thing). Students seemed involved today, so we will see what happens tomorrow.

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