Project-based learning is not simply a way of learning, but rather a way of working together to solve a problem. It is a strategy that allows students to learn and grow by executing compelling activities that are inspired by real-world problems.
In schools, project-based learning has become a catalyst for a change in STEM education recently. The main idea revolves around learning about science while completing a hands-on project (for example, the slope rescue lesson by The Bold Inventors Studio), resulting in a more effective way of introducing new concepts to students—and not without reason.
There is no doubt that the field of technology wouldn’t be where it is today without the arts involved. The greatest scientific discoveries were in creative domains powered by unusual combinations of technology and the arts and have since led to changes in the field to accommodate other topics.
As a high school student, I happily find comfort in my fellow female peers—whether they are highly involved in speech and debate, newspaper club, or field hockey, all of my wonderful girl friends are skillful, intelligent, and incredibly motivated.
In a classroom setting, an apparent obstacle is engaging children with seemingly convoluted information. Teaching cellular respiration, for example, solely by lectures and PowerPoint slides can lead these young students lost--and possibly even overwhelmed. How can we approach this hurdle in a world ever-so prevalent with scientific innovation?