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ERIC Number: ED581668
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jul-1
Pages: 254
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-9413-1620-7
Problem-Based Learning in the Life Science Classroom, K-12
McConnell, Tom; Parker, Joyce; Eberhardt, Janet
NSTA Press
"Problem-Based Learning in the Life Science Classroom, K-12" offers a great new way to ignite your creativity. Authors Tom McConnell, Joyce Parker, and Janet Eberhardt show you how to engage students with scenarios that represent real-world science in all its messy, thought-provoking glory. The scenarios prompt K-12 learners to immerse themselves in analyzing problems, asking questions, posing hypotheses, finding needed information, and then constructing a proposed solution. In addition to complete lesson plans supporting the "Next Generation Science Standards", the book offers extensive examples, instructions, and tips. The lessons cover four categories: life cycles, ecology, genetics, and cellular metabolism. But "Problem-Based Learning in the Life Science Classroom, K-12" doesn't just explain why, how, and when to implement problem-based learning (PBL). It also provides you with what many think is the trickiest part of the approach: rich, authentic problems. The authors facilitated the National Science Foundation-funded PBL Project for Teachers and used the problems in their own science teaching, so you can be confident that the problems and the approach are teacher tested and approved.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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