Student Performance Objectives:
PHY 311 Course Syllabus
Problem-Based Learning (A PowerPoint Presentation)
PBL Creation Scoring
Problem-Based Learning Interaction Guidelines
Know-Need to Know-How to Find Out form (editable MSWord document)
The Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21) has developed a vision for student success in the new global economy. It is these skills that are so admirably promoted with the use of Problem-Based Learning.
"A WebQuest is an inquiry-oriented activity in which some or all of the information that learners interact with comes from resources on the Internet.... After completing a longer term WebQuest, a learner would have analyzed a body of knowledge deeply, transformed it in some way, and demonstrated an understanding of the material by creating something to which others can respond." Bernie Dodge, San Diego State University. The WebQuest Page at SDSU
County Board Dilemma: A Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Facility in Your Community? A WebQuest
County Board Dilemma: A Nuclear Power Plant in Your County? A WebQuest
County Board Dilemma: A Wind Farm in Your Neighborhood? A WebQuest
Office of the Governor: Energy Future of the State of Illinois
Olympic Dilemma: A Double Amputee in the Olympics?
Your expert essay should reflect the processes and procedures of critical thinking; your oral presentation should reflect critical thinking dispositions.
Expert Essay Scoring Rubric
Oral Presentation Scoring Rubric
Peer Participation Scoring Rubric
PBL’s on the Internet
Rendezvous with a Comet - A curriculum guide for the Challenger Learning Centers
Rendezvous with a Comet WebQuest (both created in cooperation with the ISU Physics Department)
Design a Space Alien - a WebQuest within Rendezvous with a Comet
Voyage to Mars - A curriculum guide for the Challenger Learning Centers
Voyage to Mars WebQuest (both created in cooperation with the ISU Physics Department)
Extreme Travel Adventure Challenge - a WebQuest within Voyage to Mars
IMSA's PBL Web site (see especially Cosmic Collisions)
Contact Lenses: How Do They Work?
How can we Best Achieve Scientific Literacy?
Creation Science in the Classroom?
Continue Funding the International Space Station?
Achieving Scientific Literacy
A Day in the Life of John Henry, A Traffic Cop
Hip Bone Replacement
http://TeacherWeb.com/CA/CaliforniaStateUniversityFullerton/MrHoang The Importance of Circles, Elipses, and Parabolas
http://TeacherWeb.com/CA/McParland/ThePhysicsoftheSummerOlympics Physics of Summer Olympics
http://TeacherWeb.com/NY/LongIslandYeshivaforGirls/BhopalDisasterWebQuest Bhopal Industrial Disaster
http://TeacherWeb.com/CA/UniversityofRiverside/ExploringRollerCoasterPhysics Rollercoaster Physics!
http://TeacherWeb.com/CA/USD/Magnaquest Learning About Electromagnets
http://TeacherWeb.com/CA/YOU/Scienceprojects Using Satellites and GPS to Find Hidden Treasure
http://TeacherWeb.com/CT/CantonMiddleSchool/BuildaParkWithIsaacNewton The Laws of Motion and Theme Park Rides
http://TeacherWeb.com/FL/MiamiSunsetSeniorHigh/BalloonProject Building Hot Air Balloons
http://TeacherWeb.com/GA/GSU/LightandColor Light Waves and the Color Spectrum
http://TeacherWeb.com/IN/JoyElementary/SimpleMachinesLevel5 Simple Machines
http://TeacherWeb.com/IN/PurdueUniversityNorthCentral/clemons Planning, Budgeting, and Building a Bridge
http://TeacherWeb.com/KS/ShawneeMissionNorth/MrsKapaunsRollerCoasterWebQuest Designing a Rollercoaster
http://TeacherWeb.com/TN/RidgewayHighSchool/AnElectrifyingExperience An Electrifying Experience
http://TeacherWeb.com/OR/UniversityofPortland/BlackHoles Exploring Black Holes
http://TeacherWeb.com/VA/OldDominionUniversity/NewtonsLawsandUses Mr. Ripley's Quest for Newton's laws Web-Site
Other PBL Internet Resources
University of Delaware PBL Site
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(Last updated 4/30/2010, cjw)