Reflection: Student Communication If We Build It, They Will Come - Section 3: Closing


The interviews in this section are proof that the students learned…in all curricular areas, as well as growing a social outreach mentality. 

So many teachers are afraid of project based learning units because they seem overwhelming and too large to manage. However, if you listen carefully to the four students in the video, they express their knowledge, love of the learning, a true understanding of why they were learning, and they felt empowered to make a difference, even at the age of 9 years old!

These projects teach on their own.  Everything learned is because it MUST be learned at the very moment it is learned. Student engagement is high and their thirst for the answers so they can move forward is real and real world. It is what they will hopefully experience in life!

Give a project based lesson or unit a try. Watch your kids light up and reach levels you can't take them on your own. 

  Proof is in the Interview
  Student Communication: Proof is in the Interview
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If We Build It, They Will Come

Unit 10: Engineering and Design: Saving the Little Brown Bat
Lesson 6 of 6

Objective: Students will be able to construct a bat house in order to provide a solution to the endangerment of the Little Brown Bat.

Big Idea: Learning content, investigating problems, and communicating information are all a part of science. However, sharing a response to a problem with a larger group than the classroom is at a higher level of learning.

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Science, Construction, problem and solution , engineering and design
  80 minutes
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