PBL Camp: Grades 6-8 (Week 1) Related Tags: Project-Based Learning More Related Discussions Betty Ray , Director of Programming and Innovation @Edutopia Posted 07/10/2010 3:51PM | Last Commented 06/11/2014 7:01PM Staff 1 Shares 64 340 Views How will you make the oil spill relevant to your students? This is our brainstorming thread for the middle school community. Any and all ideas and thoughts welcome! Sign in to vote! Sign in to Flag as Spam Share 64 Share Comments (64)Sign in or register to postSubscribe to comments via RSS Newest Related Discussions Posted 7/12/2010 2:30pm Melinda TurnerSixth Grade Mathematics Teacher from Tazewell, TN I've big ideas how to use this PBL for my Math class. However, I need some help finding specific Math content. The idea that was given during the Webinar for helping students realize millions, billions, etc. was an excellent idea. Any other ideas of how to make the topic specifically address Math? Sign in to vote! Posted 7/12/2010 2:34pm Melinda TurnerSixth Grade Mathematics Teacher from Tazewell, TN Living in an isolated and high-poverty area of East Tennessee is a factor preventing most of my students from ever visiting the coast. This PBL will make the oil spill seem real. Working toward a solution will hopefully plant the seeds of future Mathematicians to solve/prevent future oil spills. Sign in to vote! Posted 7/12/2010 2:51pm Ann Booth6th Grade Social Studies and Language Arts TX Using some of BP's cost figures, you could have your students figure out how much is being spent in terms of something they can realte to i.e. video games, school lunches. Ex: If British Petroleum has spent 3.5 billion dollars for cleanup efforts so far, how many video games could they have purchased for that amount? Have students find out how many gallons in a barrel. Then take it further with gallons in the Gulf, how many barrels would that be, etc... Sign in to vote! Posted 7/12/2010 2:56pm Melinda TurnerSixth Grade Mathematics Teacher from Tazewell, TN That is an awesome idea! At some point in the project, I want them to write their own word problems based on their research and/or my presentations...questions such as your suggestion will be perfect examples. Thank you! Sign in to vote! Discussion Using the Talk Show Format to Teach HistoryLast comment 1 day 7 hours ago in Common Core blog PBL Pilot: Student Work ShowcaseLast comment 1 week 2 days ago in Project-Based Learning Discussion All-Girls LEGO Robotics Team #4659 Bacon Bricks Asks For Help Reviewing Their Innovative Way to Teach Cartesian Coordinate SystemLast comment 3 days 11 hours ago in STEM Discussion The Teaching of the Armenian GenocideLast comment 1 week 2 days ago in Common Core blog Make It Matter: Teach JusticeLast comment 6 days 13 hours ago in Service Learning Sign in and Join the Discussion! Not a member? Register to join the discussion. Sign in using social networks Or sign in here: Email address * Password * Forgot your password?