A Companion to Interdisciplinary STEM Project-Based Learning

For Educators by Educators (Second Edition)

  • Mary Margaret Capraro
  • Jennifer G. Whitfield
  • Matthew J. Etchells
  • Robert M. Capraro

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Construction and Design

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ashley Jensen, Victoria Lance, Jeff Jensen, Matthew J. Etchells
      Pages 3-9
    3. Steve Mckissick, Jennifer G. Whitfield
      Pages 11-18
    4. Tanner Hilsabeck, Jennifer G. Whitfield, Matthew J. Etchells
      Pages 19-25
    5. Ariane Failla
      Pages 27-31
    6. Kevin Kolker
      Pages 33-38
    7. Ramiro Nicolas Lopez, Jennifer G. Whitfield
      Pages 39-45
    8. Ali Bicer, Sandra Nite
      Pages 47-52
    9. Jennifer Rieger
      Pages 53-59
    10. Margaret Kendrick
      Pages 61-72
  3. Water

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
    2. Katie Nesloney, Matthew J. Etchells
      Pages 75-79
    3. Dam
      Victoria Lance, Matthew J. Etchells
      Pages 81-87
    4. Bethany K. Bell, Megan E. Krail
      Pages 89-101
    5. Toni M. Szutkowski
      Pages 103-109
    6. Lauren Drey
      Pages 111-119
    7. Jennifer G. Whitfield
      Pages 121-136
  4. Environment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 137-137
    2. Lindsey Oseguera, Matthew J. Etchells, Jennifer G. Whitfield
      Pages 139-143
    3. Antonia Ketsetzi, Mary Margaret Capraro
      Pages 145-153
    4. Leslie Thomas
      Pages 155-161
  5. Mixtures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 163-163
    2. Laura Reeves
      Pages 165-171
    3. Adriana Lunsford, Mary Margaret Capraro
      Pages 173-180
    4. Ali Bicer
      Pages 181-186
  6. Technology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 187-187
    2. Jordan Walker
      Pages 189-196
    3. Nathan Mccallum
      Pages 197-200
  7. Nutrition and Genetics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 201-201
    2. Hyunkyung Kwon
      Pages 203-208
    3. Makenna Arca, Jennifer G. Whitfield
      Pages 209-214

About this book


This text contains 25 Project-Based Learning (PBL) lessons written by a combination of undergraduate preservice teachers, inservice teachers, and graduate students. Everyone who wrote a chapter strives to improve STEM education to help others implement standards-based STEM instruction that takes learning in isolation to greater accountability through integrated and meaningful tasks that answer the question every teacher dreads: When am I going to use this? The PBLs were written to implement in middle and high-school classrooms. All of them are interdisciplinary in nature. We have divided them into six themes: construction and design, water, environment, mixtures, technology, nutrition and genetics. Each lesson contains a “schedule at a glance” and the “well-defined outcome” so you can quickly see how a particular PBL fits into your curriculum. Objectives are listed along with STEM connections written as objectives. We have included all materials needed and then each day of activities including an imbedded engagement, exploration, explanation, evaluation (including rubrics), and extension. We have tried to include everything necessary for successful implementation. This practical book is the perfect companion to the handbook for learning about implementing PBLs: Project-Based Learning: An Integrated Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Approach – second edition.


Project-Based Learning Lessons STEM Teacher Friendly Interdisciplinary

Editors and affiliations

  • Mary Margaret Capraro
    • 1
  • Jennifer G. Whitfield
    • 2
  • Matthew J. Etchells
    • 3
  • Robert M. Capraro
    • 4
  1. 1.Texas A&M University & Aggie STEMUSA
  2. 2.Texas A&M UniversityUSA
  3. 3.Texas A&M UniversityUSA
  4. 4.Texas A&M University & Aggie STEMUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information SensePublishers-Rotterdam, The Netherlands 2016
  • Publisher Name SensePublishers, Rotterdam
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Online ISBN 978-94-6300-485-5
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