Why is this product beneficial?
I am a huge advocate of Inquiry Based Learning Projects! They are motivating and engaging for students as they offer student choice, creativity, and an opportunity to combine skills across the learning disciplines. They also allow students the chance to work on speaking skills and build confidence by presenting their own ideas and creation to their classmates.
The projects found in this product were designed using the CA version of Benchmark Advance. While ideas such as these already exist in the program, the projects seen here are kid friendly and ready to be printed and passed out to students to complete. QR codes for research, student expectations, and rubrics have all been added. I’m all about efficiency and clear directions! All projects are standards based and designed around the Essential Question found in each Benchmark Unit.
What is included in the product?
-Two science inquiry projects
-One challenge social studies inquiry project
-A rubric to use with each project
(Three projects with accompanying rubrics to match each week of instruction found in the unit)
Unit 8 Topics include: Make a List of Shoreline Dos and Don’ts, Investigate a Natural Landmark made by Erosion, Map the Red Cross
What is included in the project?
-Materials (including QR codes for research websites)
-Reflection and Response Questions
How can it be used?
-An in-class independent project
-An in-class group project
-An at-home homework or extension project
More about the Benefits of Inquiry Based Learning Projects
*Nurture student passions & talents.
*Empower student voice and honor choice.
*Solve the problems of tomorrow in today’s classrooms.
*Enable students to take ownership over their own learning to reach their goals.
*Fortify the importance of asking good questions.
*Deepen understanding to go beyond memorizing facts and content.
*Increase motivation and engagement.
*Foster curiosity and a love for learning.
*Teach grit, perseverance, growth mindset, and self regulation.
*Make research meaningful and develop strong research skills.
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Thank you for your interest in this product, I hope your students find it as engaging and motivating as mine did!