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Problem-Based Learning in the Life Science Classroom, K-12

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Are you intrigued by problem-based learning (PBL)? The authors
show you how to engage students with scenarios that represent real-world
science in all its messy, thought-provoking glory. The creativity-igniting
scenarios will prompt F-12 learners to work collaboratively on analysing
problems, asking questions, posing hypotheses, finding needed information and
then constructing a proposed solution. In addition to complete lesson plans
that support science standards, the book offers extensive examples,
instructions and tips.

Are you intrigued by problem-based learning (PBL)? This book will help you start using this approach. Authors Tom J. 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 creativity-igniting scenarios will prompt F–12 learners to work collaboratively on analysing problems, asking questions, posing hypotheses, finding needed information and then constructing a proposed solution.

In addition to complete lesson plans that support science standards, the book offers extensive examples, instructions and tips. The lessons cover four categories: life cycles, ecology, genetics and cellular metabolism.

But this guide doesn’t stop at the why, how and when of implementing 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 PRL Project for Teachers and used the problems in their own science classrooms, so you can be confident that the method and the problems are teacher-tested and approved.

  • Janet Eberhardt

    Janet Eberhardt

  • Joyce Parker

    Joyce Parker

  • Tom McConnell

    Tom McConnell

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Additional Information

SKU NST0492
ISBN 9781760010492
Publish date 08/06/2017
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