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January 2019

The concept of problem-based learning has been vigorously applied in the classroom and touted as a panacea to the traditional curriculum. This month, we take on PBL in all its iterations to share practical and applicable teaching methods and learning situations to engage reluctant learners and excite students to think creatively and with purpose.


Add to Cart City Planners at Work
Science and Children, Jan 19
Fourth graders research an ideal location for their garden.
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Add to Cart Engineering Encounters: Help Batman Build a Safe and Stable House
Science and Children, Jan 19
This column describes creating a classroom culture for engineering. A series of five lessons using the 5E Instructional Model is discussed.
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Add to Cart Formative Assessment Probes: Apple in the Dark
Science and Children, Jan 19
This column focuses on promoting learning through assessment. This issue explores a probe about metacognition.
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Add to Cart From Facts to Solutions
Science and Children, Jan 19
Fifth graders turn knowledge about the science behind climate change into real-world solutions and advocate for them to their broader community.
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Add to Cart Got Energy?
Science and Children, Jan 19
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Fourth graders explore energy independence.
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Add to Cart Methods & Strategies: How to Create Problem-Based Learning Units
Science and Children, Jan 19
This column provides ideas and techniques to enhance your science teaching. This article focuses on the steps involved with planning a problem-based learning unit.
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Add to Cart Problem-Based Paleontology
Science and Children, Jan 19
A STEAM exploration for fourth graders
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Add to Cart Science 101: How Should You Throw a Ball for the Maximum Distance?
Science and Children, Jan 19
This column provides background science information for elementary teachers. This issue discusses how you should throw a ball for the maximum distance.
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Add to Cart Teaching Teachers: NGSS Lesson Adaptations
Science and Children, Jan 19
This column enhances the repertoire of preservice and inservice teachers. A resource for integrating the science practices.
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Add to Cart Teaching Through Trade Books: The Sun's Energy
Science and Children, Jan 19
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This column includes activities inspired by children’s literature. This issue presents activities in which younger students examine how energy is produced by the Sun and reaches the Earth as sunlight, which warms the Earth’s surface.
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Add to Cart The Early Years: Discovering Their Sense of the World
Science and Children, Jan 19
This column discusses resources and science topics related to students in grades preK to 2. This issue aims to engage children in a project-based learning experience.
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Add to Cart The Poetry of Science: Solving Problems
Science and Children, Jan 19
Building literacy in playful, meaningful ways.
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