ALTERNATIVE PROJECT. STUDY SITE. Begin with an Ill-Structured and “messy” problem. How do the living and non-living components of the environment relate to each other?. The study site project addresses the importance of an actual 3-D experience to a 2-D virtual
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components of the environment
relate to each other?
importance of an actual 3-D
experience to a 2-D virtual
experience when learning
Why is there a problem? Background
What is the problem? Problem Question
What are the possible Hypothesis/
solutions to the problem? Procedure
What would happen if
you solved the problem in Data/Results
What is the best solution?
If you did this again how Conclusion
would you do it differently?
Infusing the Teaching of Critical and Creative Thinking Into Content Instruction
R. Swartz and S. Parks, 1994
10 meter by 10 meter plot
Vegetation/ Ground Cover
Collect data using established procedures on:
Digitizing to Create a Group Project
Develop Individual Procedure and collect data use Problem-Solving Graphic Organizer to Formulate Problem Question
and ground cover, and the presence or absence of
most conductive to a higher spider population?
and diversity of numbers of animals that are
attracted to or fall into the traps?
in sunny, grassy areas
than Arapahoe and Dragston
Survey of project choice April 8
Miniproject due April 15
Group alternative project with individual procedure due April 24
Final project or alternative project
due May 13