Problem-based learning and STEM opportunities are a great way to get students engaged and thinking. They allow students to acquire knowledge in context as well as build on what is already known. Students think more deeply and multiple content areas are integrated. These problems/scenarios should be completed in groups to encourage teamwork and collaboration.
-Midnight Ride Madness (Revolutionary War, sound, and writing)
-Forecasting for Friends (Weather)
-Native American Needs (Native Americans and writing)
-To Infinity and Beyond (space and writing)
-Creating Compound Machines (simple machines and persuasive writing)
-Sound Booth (sound)
-Wagon to the West (westward expansion, economics, and writing)
Rubrics are included with each scenario!