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ERIC Number: EJ1174758
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Apr
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8555
Using the Land
Nagle, Corey; Pecore, John
Science Teacher, v85 n4 p34-39 Apr 2018
Land use and development are complex issues rooted in ecology and environmental science as well as in politics and economics. This complexity lends itself to a problem-based learning (PBL) lesson for environmental science students. In the lesson described in this article, students investigated developing a city-owned, 13-acre site where a shopping mall had been demolished, leaving open land and a parking lot. This project allowed students to explore environmental science concepts and use science and engineering practices and communication skills. While students acknowledged that the process of considering multiple perspectives and devising a comprehensive plan was more challenging than they anticipated, all groups presented a final land use that was supported with evidence.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A