When I consider project based learning, I do so because I know so many standards will be covered at one time in an engaging way.
When I review the video and photos of this lesson, and the others involved in this project, I am reminded by the intensity of concentration and the smiles of the students, that this is all for them. Yes, the standards are covered, but this is their real world and they are excited to be problem solvers in it.
This type of thinking is what our future needs. We, as educators, are charged with being a part of a team that "grows" thinkers, group problem solvers, and questioners.
Check out this unit…here is our future!