HEATHER HOUSTON

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Recent Posts by HEATHER

Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:25 PM in Project Based Learning in Fifth Grade Science Classroom
Okay, I've got it now. I like the engineering idea better also. I think they will do more good and get more out of it trying to solve a problem more than bringing awareness to one. Awesome!! I really would love to hear how it turns out. Thank you for answering my questions!

Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:52 PM in Project Based Learning in Fifth Grade Science Classroom
Wow Deborah!  What a wonderful project and for such a great cause.  It sounds like you have a ton of support.  I love the water wheel idea.  So you tell what the end product should be (the public service announcement) so that they know where they are going then guide them as they come up with ideas?  Or do you give them specific options and then allow them the freedom to create their project their...

Mon Jul 24, 2017 5:54 PM in Project Based Learning in Fifth Grade Science Classroom
I am looking to trying to incorporate PBL into my classroom this year.  I am finding that there are many options and opportunities in science.  My problem is narrowing the ideas down.  Recycling, Conservation, and Environmental Issues in our community are some of the ideas I am thinking about.  Later in the year maybe looking at Alternative Energies and Fossil Fuels.  Have any of you done any PBL ...





Recent Reviews by HEATHER


Wed Jul 26, 2017 1:37 AM
4 Graphically Enhanced Science Notebooks
One of the greatest things about students illustrating or drawing what they have observed or learned in their journals is that all students are able to handle this task. Those struggling students that have trouble putting their ideas into sentences can usually illustrate what they have experienced. This is a great tool for ELL's as well.