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Upper Elementary - Problem Based Learning Units

 

Bigfoot

Students will investigate the rumors of the legend of "Bigfoot".

This PBL Scenerio integrates:  Math | Language Arts | Science | Social Studies

 

Pumpkin Patch

Students will decide how to expand business and attract more families during the Fall season.

This PBL Scenerio integrates:  Math | Language Arts | Science | Social Studies
 
             
 

Alarm System

Students will investigate and decide what emergency system will work the best for the school.

This PBL Scenerio integrates:  Math | Language Arts | Science | Social Studies
 

Too Much School

Students will investigate if extending the school day will be a good idea or not.

This PBL Scenerio integrates:  Math | Language Arts | Science | Social Studies
 
             
 

Science Museum

Students will investigate how to increase the attendance of visitors to the local science museum.

This PBL Scenerio integrates:  Math | Language Arts | Science | Social Studies
 

Honoring Our Veterans

Students will decide on what memorial should be built to honor local veterans.

This PBL Scenerio integrates:  Math | Language Arts | Science | Social Studies
 
             
 

Science Lab

Students will decide the things that need to be considered to make the new school lab safe and useful to students.

This PBL Scenerio integrates:  Math | Language Arts | Science | Social Studies
 

Animal Shelter

Students will investigate why it`s important to spay and neuter their pets.

 This PBL Scenerio integrates:  Math | Language Arts | Science | Social Studies
 
             
 

Superstore

Students will decide on how to make everyone in the community happy when a "SuperStore" decides to build.

This PBL Scenerio integrates:  Math | Language Arts | Science | Social Studies
 

Lighting Options

Students will investigate which light bulb technology will save the school money on lighting.

This PBL Scenerio integrates:  Math | Language Arts | Science | Social Studies
 
             
 

Into the Sky

Students will investigate on how to drive internet traffic to their new science lab blog.

This PBL Scenerio integrates:  Math | Language Arts | Science | Social Studies
 

Road Trip

Students will decide how to convince their families to go on an across country trip next summer.

This PBL Scenerio integrates:  Math | Language Arts | Science | Social Studies
 
             
 

Class Pet

Students will investigate what obstacles and solutions might be involed in having a class pet.

This PBL Scenerio integrates:  Math | Language Arts | Science | Social Studies
 

The Fight For Space

Students will decide what is the correct course of action for the government in supporting the space program.

This PBL Scenerio integrates:  Math | Language Arts | Science | Social Studies
 
             
 

A town like no other...

Students will investigate on how they will make the local town more attractive to residents and visitors.

This PBL Scenerio integrates:  Math | Language Arts | Science | Social Studies
 

The Perfect Toy!!!

Students will investigate on how to come up with the "perfect toy".

This PBL Scenerio integrates:  Math | Language Arts | Science | Social Studies
 
             
 

New Lockers

Students will investigate the issues in selecting and laying out school lockers.

This PBL Scenerio integrates:  Math | Language Arts | Science | Social Studies
 

Class Schedule

Students will decide what a school schedule should look like.

This PBL Scenerio integrates:  Math | Language Arts | Science | Social Studies
 
             
 

Newspaper vs. Internet

Students will decide wheather it is better to publish a daily newspaper, or to publish all of their news online.

This PBL Scenerio integrates:  Math | Language Arts | Science | Social Studies
 

Chemical Factory

Students will investigate if they can build on an old plot of land that once contained a chemical factory.

This PBL Scenerio integrates:  Math | Language Arts | Science | Social Studies
 
             
 

Boosting Tourism

Students will investigate some ideas on how to make the local community appealing to tourists.

This PBL Scenerio integrates:  Math | Language Arts | Science | Social Studies
 

Will it fly?

Students will investigate the issues involved when a local company want to use drones for business.

This PBL Scenerio integrates:  Math | Language Arts | Science | Social Studies
 
             
 

The Next Big Stunt

Students will investigate the factors that are involved in preparing for the next great daredevil trick.

This PBL Scenerio integrates:  Math | Language Arts | Science | Social Studies
 

The Fall Lineups

Students will decide what types of TV shows are included into the Fall Lineup to secure large and loyal audiences.

This PBL Scenerio integrates:  Math | Language Arts | Science | Social Studies
 

Middle School / Secondary - Problem Based Learning Units

 

The Garden

Students will decide on a design and what factors need to be considered in designing the new garden area on the school grounds.

This PBL Scenerio integrates:  Math | Language Arts | Science | Social Studies
 

Conserving Energy

Students will investigate the different ways that the school district could save money on energy costs.

This PBL Scenerio integrates:  Math | Language Arts | Science | Social Studies
 
             
 

Zoo Exhibit

Students will investigate the factors in what is involved in adding an elephant display at the local zoo.

This PBL Scenerio integrates:  Math | Language Arts | Science | Social Studies
 

Background Music

Students will investigate if playing background music while studying has a positive effect on learning.

This PBL Scenerio integrates:  Math | Language Arts | Science | Social Studies
 
             
 

Book Donations

Students will decide the best way to stock and organize a new library from thousands of donated books.

This PBL Scenerio integrates:  Math | Language Arts | Science | Social Studies
 

An Olympic Tradition

Students will decide how they would go about designing the moscot of the 2020 Olympic games in Tokyo.

This PBL Scenerio integrates:  Math | Language Arts | Science | Social Studies
 
             
 

Starting Things Off Right!

Students will decide if New Year`s Resolutions are a good idea or not.

This PBL Scenerio integrates:  Math | Language Arts | Science | Social Studies
 

Healthy Eating

Students will investigate what can be done to improve the school lunch meals.

This PBL Scenerio integrates:  Math | Language Arts | Science | Social Studies
 
             
 

Chemical Storage

Students will investigate if a local chemical company is storing their chemicals safely.

This PBL Scenerio integrates:  Math | Language Arts | Science | Social Studies
 

Genetics and Farming

Students will research the issue of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs), and try to decide on the best ways to handle the issues.

This PBL Scenerio integrates:  Math | Language Arts | Science | Social Studies
 
             
 

Illegal Dumping

Students will investigate the impact of local residents that are illegally dumping waste into local wooded areas and streams.

This PBL Scenerio integrates:  Math | Language Arts | Science | Social Studies
 

Family Restaurant

Students will investigate the challenges that are involved in starting a restaurant.

This PBL Scenerio integrates:  Math | Language Arts | Science | Social Studies
 
             
 

Testing Time

Students will investigate the purpose of giving tests and which kinds are the best.

This PBL Scenerio integrates:  Math | Language Arts | Science | Social Studies
 

The Next Great Innovation

Students will decide what the next great innovation will most likely be successful.

This PBL Scenerio integrates:  Math | Language Arts | Science | Social Studies
 
             
 

Main Street

Students will design the basic features to develop an efficient Main Street in Anytown, USA.

This PBL Scenerio integrates:  Math | Language Arts | Science | Social Studies
 

Slang Words

Students will take a look at how "slang words" have become a part of our daily language.

This PBL Scenerio integrates:  Math | Language Arts | Science | Social Studies
 
             
 

Spanish In School

Students will investigate the pros and cons of making Spanish a required course in school.

This PBL Scenerio integrates:  Math | Language Arts | Science | Social Studies
 

Furniture Design

Students will investigate a new desk design and decide what features should be included to improve comfort.

This PBL Scenerio integrates:  Math | Language Arts | Science | Social Studies
 
             
 

The Football Program

Students will investigate reasons to continue or eliminate the football program.

This PBL Scenerio integrates:  Math | Language Arts | Science | Social Studies
 

The Penny Debate

Students will decide if it`s time to get rid of the penny.

This PBL Scenerio integrates:  Math | Language Arts | Science | Social Studies
 
             
 

Gaining Daylight

Students will investigate if daylight savings time is really needed.

This PBL Scenerio integrates:  Math | Language Arts | Science | Social Studies
 

Just Another Workday

Students will decide if stores should be open on Thanksgiving.

This PBL Scenerio integrates:  Math | Language Arts | Science | Social Studies
 
             

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