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Take them places they have not been...Show them things they have not seen.
Athletic skills displayed in catching the elusive dragonfly.
Students design and build a solar cooker to bake a cookie.
As part of the botany PBL, students press wildflowers on their 2 day canoe trip down the Peace river.
Students learn to use the tools of the scientist to measure the mass of an object.
To enhance observational skills, a student watercolors the mouthparts of a specific insect.
PBL - Insects
As a part of Problem Based Learning, students create an insect collection of 40 species within a minimum of10 orders.
"To often we give students answers to remember rather than problems to solve." - Roger Lewin
Students working within the Project Based Learning model publish their work in their personally created websites. Each student uses the WIX website building software. This gives the students the opportunity to develop their own digital portfolio. And as important, their work is seen by a global community, not just one teacher. The paradigm shift encourages students to become creative and intensifies their desire to produce quality products. Click on the links below to see their websites.
Across the science curriculum students are experiencing investigations that require collaboration, high order thinking skills, creative thinking and problem solving. Below are examples of students at Walker Memorial Academy doing Project Based Learning.
“THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A FAILED EXPERIMENT, ONLY EXPERIMENTS WITH UNEXPECTED OUTCOMES.”
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