Lisa Walker

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Final projects for literature groups novel study project project-based learning lit circles

Final projects for literature groups novel study project project-based learning lit circles

Let students learn how math concepts are connected to the real-world as they design their own OBSTACLE RACE COURSE! Focusing on Area and Perimeter means--Math is everywhere in this project based learning activity (PBL). Designing, creating, and problem solving are key features of this resource. Design An Obstacle Course! $

Let students learn how math concepts are connected to the real-world as they design their own OBSTACLE RACE COURSE! Focusing on Area and Perimeter means--Math is everywhere in this project based learning activity (PBL). Designing, creating, and problem so

For this real world STEM activity students are asked by a toy company to design and create a marble run.

For this real world STEM activity students are asked by a toy company to design and create a marble run.

Build an unsinkable ship challenge using pennies and tin foil. One of several STEM and science activities that will engage 5th and 6th graders as they countdown the days until summer break. Full day lesson plans also include math, reading, writing, and art!

Build an unsinkable ship challenge using pennies and tin foil. One of several STEM and science activities that will engage and graders as they countdown the days until summer break. Full day lesson plans also include math, reading, writing, and ar

Last year, I started a new Space Club program at four middle schools. Not wanting to reinvent the wheel, I searched the web for ideas and curriculum to implement. I soon became excited to find great resources like NASA and TeachEngineering, but I was also overwhelmed as a simple Google search for "Space STEM activities" gives you a mere 89 million hits. Wading through a lot of junk eventually brought some gems that I could implement, and I leave it to another post to rant about the lack...

Last year, I started a new Space Club program at four middle schools. Not wanting to reinvent the wheel, I searched the web for ideas and curriculum to implement. I soon became excited to find great resources like NASA and TeachEngineering

Help solve the ocean trash problem! Engage your students with an interactive STEM challenge! These activities are fun, hands-on learning experiences for middle school and upper elementary school kids. Lessons include engineering, math, science, physics, problem solving, and teamwork building ideas for the classroom. Inexpensive items needed. Project is TEKS and NGSS aligned. Grades 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th

Engage your students with this week-long STEM challenge. The Challenge: The numbers are staggering: There are trillion pieces of plastic debris in the ocean.

Rubrics and Self-Assessment in Project-based Learning / great for 4th, 5th, and 6th grade teachers / Free project-based learning rubric and self-assessment grading packet.

Rubrics and Self-Assessment in Project-based Learning / great for and grade teachers / Free project-based learning rubric and self-assessment grading packet. This site helps explain how to make a rubric or self-assessment sheet.

Genius Hour is a time set aside during the school day for students to research something they are passionate about. Genius Hour is sure to be a hit in your classroom.

Fire up your students' passions with this project. By working on something that excites them everyday, Genius Hour will spill over into their other classwork! This activity is great for upper elementary students grade, grade, grade, grade) and beyond!

This Podcast Unit is targeted for Middle School students and provides the background context and structure for teachers to implement a Podcast Project in their classroom.

This Podcast Unit is targeted for Middle School students and provides the background context and structure for teachers to implement a Podcast Project in their classroom.