By:  Ashley Zeek<br />PROJECET-BASED LEARNING<br />
Curriculum-Framing Questions<br />Essential Question: What is the life cycle of plants?Unit Questions: 1. What are the ste...
Role of the Teacher<br />The teacher acts more as a facilitator or guide.  It is my job to make sure that the most meaning...
Role of the Parent<br />You can help your child with this particular unit by studying/reviewing with him or her every nigh...
Role of Student<br />The students will be working in groups for this plant life-cycle project.  Each group of students wil...
Benefits of the Unit<br />The benefits of this unit are endless.  The students will learn about pollination, seed fertiliz...
Standards that will be met:<br /><ul><li>Science –1st gradeThe Atmosphere
SC.1.8 Recognize daily changes in weather, including clouds, precipitation, and temperature.
SC 1.9 Recognizing instruments used to observe weather.</li></li></ul><li>Objectives for Unit:<br />Objective: Students wi...
What is PBL?<br />Project-Based LearningI believe project-based learning is vital to the success of students today in our ...
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Slideshare Newsletter- Project-Based Learning

  1. 1. By: Ashley Zeek<br />PROJECET-BASED LEARNING<br />
  2. 2. Curriculum-Framing Questions<br />Essential Question: What is the life cycle of plants?Unit Questions: 1. What are the steps to growing a plant?2. How can we classify plants?Content Questions: 1. What is a seed?2. What is a bud?3. What are the parts to a fully grown plant? <br />
  3. 3. Role of the Teacher<br />The teacher acts more as a facilitator or guide. It is my job to make sure that the most meaningful learning takes place inside my classroom, and I plan to teach your children, as well as let them learn to figure things out on their own. They may do this in groups or as individuals, and they will ultimately become better students who understand and appreciate the learning process a great deal better.<br />
  4. 4. Role of the Parent<br />You can help your child with this particular unit by studying/reviewing with him or her every night while at home. I also suggest you plant a seed that will spring into a flower so that your child can make correct observations and relate what we do in class to what really happens in the “real” world. I strive the importance of this connection so I encourage every family to participate in this project with their child at home. Taking pictures of the flower at different stages is also a very good idea.<br />
  5. 5. Role of Student<br />The students will be working in groups for this plant life-cycle project. Each group of students will be given a separate plant to choose from, and will do their project on that particular plant. Students will be recoding their observations, comparing their plant with other groups, making predictions as to what will happen to their plant/how fast it will grow, etc. The students will create a portfolio to turn in at the end of the unit, so I advise students to keep everything they use in one location so that it can easily be turned in and graded. <br />
  6. 6. Benefits of the Unit<br />The benefits of this unit are endless. The students will learn about pollination, seed fertilization, fruit setting, seed development, seed dispersal, germination, and growth. They will have a general understanding<br /> of how a plant’s life cycle<br /> plays a role in their own<br /> lives. <br />
  7. 7. Standards that will be met:<br /><ul><li>Science –1st gradeThe Atmosphere
  8. 8. SC.1.8 Recognize daily changes in weather, including clouds, precipitation, and temperature.
  9. 9. SC 1.9 Recognizing instruments used to observe weather.</li></li></ul><li>Objectives for Unit:<br />Objective: Students will notice what each day’s temperature feels like, looks like, and will make predictions on what they think the next day’s weather will be like.Student-Centered Activity: Students will gather all their recorded information and share and talk about it with their assigned group members. The classroom teacher will walk around to each group to monitor discussions and help children get back on track if they become lost or stuck on a certain topic. Students will also compare their observations and discuss why they think their own predictions are correct. They will also discuss what makes a weather prediction accurate or inaccurate.<br />Objective: Students will use instruments such as thermometers, rain gauges, wind socks, and weather vanes to better help them understand how easily daily weather can change or stay the same for several days, weeks, or months at a time. They will use this information to collect the daily weather calculations to also predict what conditions might occur the following day.Student-Centered Activity: In groups, students will go outside each day to collect their specimens and record their data using weather journals, charts, and maps to make the real-world and life connection to better understanding the earth’s atmosphere.<br />
  10. 10. What is PBL?<br />Project-Based LearningI believe project-based learning is vital to the success of students today in our society. Children learn best working in smaller groups because they feel more comfortable asking questions that they might be too embarrassed to ask in front of a whole classroom of students. I believe that when kids are able to learn in a hands-on manner, they better retain the information and actually get more out of it by actually “experiencing” the concepts directly with their own hands, as opposed to just learning the information from a text book. I also like how the grading system works, so that students can make the connection to the real-world, and not simply just be doing work to complete an exam, or make a certain grade on an individual project or paper. Instead, it teaches and motivates children to work together and see that learning IS and can actually be fun! Project-based learning is very important and I plan to use it in my classroom very soon when I become a teacher because of all the benefits it entails for our future generation. Students will essentially be studying the life cycle of plants during this unit.<br />
  11. 11. CONTACT INFORMATION:<br /><ul><li>Ashley Zeek
  12. 12. (256)-328-9677
  13. 13. aezeek@crimson.ua.edu</li>

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