Faculty Advisor

Gericke, Arne

Faculty Advisor

Weaver, Shari

Abstract

This IQP strives to translate WPI’s principles of PBL to middle school students while addressing the 2016 STE standards and judging the effectiveness of this PBL lesson and students’ attitudes toward STEM. The basic lesson plan is to teach 5 classes of students through PBL that lead up to a larger final game for the students to apply their new skills of weather and to encourage them to get excited about learning to increase and improve their attitude towards STEM. Anonymous exams were administered to the students and the team found that there was an undeniable improvement in the student's scores in each of the classes. Overall, this project using PBL proved to be beneficial for the students.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2019

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

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