10 Performance-Based STEM Projects for
Years 5–8 provides 10
ready-made projects designed to help students achieve higher levels of thinking
and develop 21st century skills while learning about science, technology,
engineering and maths. Each project is linked to a particular facet of STEM
thinking, and represents one of a variety of performance assessments, including
oral presentations, research papers and exhibitions.
Included for each project
are a suggested calendar to allow teachers to easily plan a schedule,
mini-lessons that allow students to build capacity and gain an understanding of
what they are doing, as well as multiple rubrics that can be used to objectively
assess the performance of students. The lessons are laid out in an easy-to-follow
format that will allow teachers to implement the projects immediately.