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Problem Based Learning (PBL)

NASA mission scientists are working with our team of educators to provide a classroom series of PBL projects that incorporate NASA mission data! Each project will ensure that your students learn the science behind many of the latest discoveries from NASAs Sun-Earth Connection missions.

This will be an exciting and challenging project for students where they will have the chance to use real data, analyze that data and then presenting a solution to a given problem, This process is not that different from what a NASA science team experiences during a NASA mission.

What is Problem Based Learning (PBL)?

Problem-based Learning (PBL) is an instructional method that challenges students to identify how they learn. They work together cooperatively to seek solutions to real world problems by identifying:

  • What they already know
  • What they need to know

Problem-based Learning (PBL) prepares students to think critically and analytically, and to find and use appropriate learning resources.

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