Cells & Homeostasis: PBL Research – Day 1

Today marked the beginning of our project team work investigating the problem of reducing the frequency of harmful algal blooms (HABs) in Puget Sound.  Students used their responses from the Seahurst Park pre-assessment worksheet from last Thursday to assemble into groups (questions 4 and 5).  Student groups then worked together to create a single shared Google Doc per group, with each student working in the group having their own Chromebook for simultaneous editing.  We concluded with groups creating a list of stakeholders and then selecting one to be the audience for their presentation.

At the start of class, I pointed out the HS-LS2-7 code written at the top of the pre-assessment.  Students learned about the Next Generation Science Standards and were also reminded of the Washington State high school credit requirements for upcoming graduation classes.

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