Museum Exhibit: Exploring Geological Time A PBL Unit
What is in this unit?
In this unit, designed for 9-12 year olds, students explore how to make a museum exhibit that shares information about geological time in an appealing way.
-Teaching and student materials to guide students in thinking about geological time.
What is PBL?
Project Based Learning (PBL) is a type of learning where students learn skills and knowledge through carrying out a project. It is different to “doing a project” because PBL is like being the chef and bringing everything together and the usual project is like being a waiter, simply bringing knowledge to show someone.
Quality PBL has several key elements:
-Authentic learning through a sustained or long term inquiry
-Reflection and revision activities
-A public product is produced
-Student voice and choice
Traditionally a whole class does PBL together. These units have been made with a Montessori class in mind so can be undertaken by a portion of the class. Collaboration and discussion is a necessary part of this unit.
A teaching outline is given along with what activities the students will complete after the lesson.
19 pages (includes teaching sequence and student hand outs)
These PBL units are also available in the whole store bundle