This project-based learning assignment guides students through an inquiry process to determine their ideal summer vacation spot. Students research the climate and weather and graph the data (3-ESS2-1), discover natural landforms and hazards (3-ESS2-2), and learn about their region’s attractions in order to create a travel brochure to help them present their findings. This project is ideal for third grade science standards.
Included in this ZIPPED file:
– Teacher pages: What is PBL, Standards Connection, Rubric
– Student research pages: Climate, Weather, Geography (landforms & natural hazards), Attractions, Checklist (student rubric)
– Final product: Travel Brochure (template)
– Editable files: teacher and student rubrics and student instruction page for the project are also included as editable PPT files.
– UPDATED to add: I created “listening booklets” for my students to use during their classmates’ presentations and thought I’d share with you! I have my kids fill out these pages for each presentation and then I have data for listening standards/grades. Print double sided and staple booklets with however many pages you need (one per student presentation). This way, at the end of all presentations, each student has notes on every presentation they heard. Enjoy!
– ALL STUDENT PAGES ARE NOW INCLUDED IN SPANISH, TOO! 🙂
* If you’re using Benchmark Advance, this project compliments unit 8 very well!
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