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After School Project-Based Learning Plan September, 2009. Reusing Household Trash. RECYCLING. Reusing Household Trash. Duration: 3 weeks Grade/Age Level: 2 - 6 Facilitator (s):. Project Idea. Goals:

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reusing household trash1
Reusing Household Trash
  • Duration: 3 weeks
  • Grade/Age Level: 2 - 6
  • Facilitator (s):
project idea
Project Idea

Goals:

  • Explain to students that they can help to save the environment by reusing recyclable household trash
  • Students use critical thinking, investigative, technology, and collaborative skills to gain first-hand knowledge of the recycling process through group research
  • Students explore, observe, and use creative skills to translate the idea of reusing household trash into tangible, usable craft items
challenge
Challenge

Tasks students will complete to answer the guiding question:

  • Share prior knowledge about recycling in brainstorming session
  • Keep daily log of amounts and types of their household trash
  • Collect and bring recyclable household trash to after school program
challenge1
Challenge
  • Conduct Internet research to explore different ways to reuse recyclable household trash
  • Participate in final product “Trash to Treasure” by working cooperatively with team members to create and design usable items from recyclable household trash
  • Cooperatively select presentation format from given list
investigation
Investigation
  • Observe and record amounts and types of household trash that accumulates (within their homes) over a given time period
  • Through process of discover learning, explore ways to reuse recyclable household trash
scenario problem
Scenario/Problem
  • Finding creative ways to change students’ personal behaviors that affect the environment
  • Finding creative ways to promote ongoing awareness of the need to protect the environment
driving
Driving ?
  • What can we do to save our environment?
project content
Project Content
  • Introduction to the concepts of recycling, reusing, and reducing using the guiding question

a). Definition: recycling, reusing, and reducing

b). Reasons for recycling

c). How reusing household trash helps environment

d). Ways to reuse recyclable household trash

project content1
Project Content
  • Content area skills in science, math, reading, listening, speaking, and writing based on PSSA standards (www.pacode.com/secure/data/022/chapter4/chap4toc.html)
  • Incorporation of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) National Educational Technology Standards for Students http://www.iste.org/Content/NavigationMenu/NETS/ForStudents/2007Standards/NETS_for_Students_2007.htm
21 st century skills and habits of mind
21st Century Skills and Habits of Mind

Applying prior knowledge

Listening with understanding and empathy

Taking responsibility for risks

Using technology

Time management

Prioritizing, Efficiency

Questioning, Problem-solving

Research, Creativity

group
Group

Work in heterogeneous groups to:

  • Create toys, games, or other innovations from recyclable household trash
  • Make craft book (younger kids) to display sketches of innovations
  • Conduct group research
  • Create PowerPoint presentation
  • Select medium to present final product
  • Present final product to audience
individual
Individual
  • Observe and record amounts and types of household trash that accumulates (within their homes) over a given time period
  • Collect and bring recyclable household trash to after school program
  • Work cooperatively with team members to complete tasks
  • Participate in either oral or written observations, commentaries, and reflections
presentation audience
Presentation Audience
  • Parents – to be decided
  • School – to be decided
  • Community – to be decided
  • Experts – to be decided
  • Web – PowerPoint presentation to be uploaded to after school blog.
activities to generate interest
Activities to Generate Interest
  • Brainstorming about types of household trash.
  • Recycling games
  • Role play
  • Internet research
  • Blogging
  • Product design and creation
ongoing assessment
Ongoing Assessment
  • Journal/learning log – Blogs
  • Art/visuals
  • Preliminary plans/sketches of designs
  • Rough draft of research paper
  • Art work – Younger kids make craft books from reusable household trash to showcase their sketches
ongoing assessment1
Ongoing Assessment
  • Practice presentations
  • Research notes
  • Checklists
  • Concept maps
  • Craft project
final assessment
Final Assessment
  • Written product - PowerPoint document, art book with sketches of craft items, concept maps, etcetera
  • Oral presentation
  • Display of craft items
  • Reflection
  • Self-evaluation
debriefing methods
Debriefing Methods
  • Debriefing form
  • Survey
  • Journal/learning log - blogs
  • Group game
resources
Resources
  • On-site staff
  • Equipment – tables, chairs, computers, smartboard, Internet access, white board, dry markers
  • Materials – recyclable household trash, art supplies
  • Community resources – to be decided
week one concept development and research
Week One - Concept Developmentand Research
  • Initial discussion of project
  • Introduction of topic and guiding question
  • Information gathering
  • First blog entry
  • Recyclables due
  • Ongoing assessments
week two preliminary production
Week Two – Preliminary Production
  • Information gathering
  • Rough draft of research paper
  • Preliminary plans/sketches of designs
  • Second blog entry
  • PowerPoint document
  • Evaluation of work in progress
  • Recyclables due
week three final phase
Week Three -Final Phase
  • Completion of products
  • Presentation of products
  • Final evaluation