Project Based Learning in 6th Grade Science

In a 6th grade science unit on natural resources, students are focusing on the guiding question, "How should we sustain ourselves?"  The entire unit is centered around this question.  In groups of three or four, students have been assigned an area of land in the United States that they will create a development plan for.  They will use their knowledge of natural resources, both renewable and non-renewable resources, and the guiding question to determine how to develop this land. Students will present their plan to a panel of professionals from the community.