Water Quality and Future Use of Loon Pond (Video)

This video provides an overview of how a 9th grade biology class was able to provide a civic service while gaining a deep understanding of content using the scientific method, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills. This example of community-oriented, anytime/anywhere, project-based learning began through a conversation between the students’ biology teacher and the City of Springfield. The teacher approached city officials to find out if there was a project, with a genuine need, on which the students could work. At the time, the city was considering cleaning up and turning a city pond, Loon Pond, into a swimming area, but they had not yet done a full analysis of water quality.

Source Organization: Expeditionary Learning

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