Project-Based Inquiry Science (PBIS)
Project-Based Inquiry Science is a new and exciting 3-year, middle-school science curriculum that is different from traditional approaches to teaching science. Science and engineering concepts and practices are taught within a meaningful context. Each unit engages students by asking them to address a Big Challenge or answer a Big Question. In the process, students develop science and engineering practices as well as a deep understanding of the core ideas in science.
- Students learn like scientists—the science and engineering practices as outlined in A Framework for K-12 Science Education are integrated throughout the curriculum.
- Units cover the full scope of science content standards for middle-school grades—those identified as the core ideas in A Framework for K-12 Science Education and those of individual states and districts.
- Thirteen, stand-alone modules allow you to align the curriculum to meet your classroom needs.
- Students are motivated to learn science in the context of highly engaging projects.
- The instructional model is based on contemporary research on how people learn, including learning progressions.
- Students are engaged in community-based inquiry and work collaboratively to achieve their goals with an emphasis on developing 21st century skills.
- The curriculum provides opportunities to address The Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects.
- The Teacher's Planning Guides provide comprehensive "educative resources" that support classroom implementation.
- Differentiated instruction provides access to the curriculum for ALL students.