Students are contacted by a local teacher to submit a plan and design a device that will pull an object from behind a bookshelf. While designing their device, students will explore pushes and pulls. Students must demonstrate understanding by meeting the design requirements and communicating how a device (simple machine) can make work easier.
"Using PBL in my classroom allows me to encourage my students to trust themselves, question what they think they know, and discover new material without relying on information from me to move them along." - Kimberly Campbell