Capstone Project Title
Research shows that project-based learning and integrated curriculums in many cases have a positive impact on student engagement, attitudes, and academic achievement. This project takes units from a general science and math curriculum at the ninth grade level and blends them to create an integrated unit relating to motion. The unit contains a wide array of math and science activities and labs that encourage students to think critically but also allows them to easily see the similarities between the two content areas. Teachers are encouraged to adapt the unit to meet their individual needs or attempt a similar endeavor with other topics or even other areas of curriculum. The unit culminates with a project that relates curriculum to state standards and reflects student knowledge effectively. While this project takes place at a large, suburban public school, the potential exists for both of these strategies to be implemented successfully in many different situations and environments.
Interdisciplinary Teaching, Mathematics, Science
Pierson, Evan, "How Can A 9Th Grade Math And Science Curriculum Become Integrated As Part Of A Project-Based Academy?" (2018). School of Education Student Capstone Projects. 138.