STEM Project-Based Learning

An Integrated Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Approach

  • Robert M. Capraro
  • Mary Margaret Capraro
  • James R. Morgan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Lynn M. Burlbaw, Mark J. Ortwein, J. Kelton Williams
    Pages 7-14
  3. Scott. W. Slough, John O. Milam
    Pages 15-27
  4. James R. Morgan, April M. Moon, Luciana R. Barroso
    Pages 29-39
  5. Serkan Özel
    Pages 41-49
  6. Mary Margaret Capraro, Meredith Jones
    Pages 51-58
  7. Alpaslan Sahin
    Pages 59-64
  8. Ozcan E. Akgun
    Pages 65-75
  9. Denise A. Soares, Kimberly J. Vannest
    Pages 85-98
  10. James R. Morgan, Scott W. Slough
    Pages 99-107
  11. Robert M. Capraro, M. Sencer Corlu
    Pages 109-118
  12. Zohreh Eslami, Randall Garver
    Pages 119-128
  13. Caroline R. Pryor, Rui Kang
    Pages 129-138
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 139-210

About this book


This second edition of Project-Based Learning (PBL) presents an original approach to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) centric PBL. We define PBL as an “ill-defined task with a well-defined outcome,” which is consistent with our engineering design philosophy and the accountability highlighted in a standards-based environment. This model emphasizes a backward design that is initiated by well-defined outcomes, tied to local, state, or national standard that provide teachers with a framework guiding students’ design, solving, or completion of ill-defined tasks. This book was designed for middle and secondary teachers who want to improve engagement and provide contextualized learning for their students. However, the nature and scope of the content covered in the 14 chapters are appropriate for preservice teachers as well as for advanced graduate method courses. New to this edition is revised and expanded coverage of STEM PBL, including implementing STEM PBL with English Language Learners and the use of technology in PBL. The book also includes many new teacher-friendly forms, such as advanced organizers, team contracts for STEM PBL, and rubrics for assessing PBL in a larger format.


STEM interdisciplinary middle and high school technology project-based learning

Editors and affiliations

  • Robert M. Capraro
    • 1
  • Mary Margaret Capraro
    • 2
  • James R. Morgan
    • 3
  1. 1.Texas A&M UniversityUSA
  2. 2.Texas A&M UniversityUSA
  3. 3.Texas A&M UniversityUSA

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