Arizona’s Academic Standards for Science require educators to add relevance to learning through phenomena-based instruction. Real-world performance tasks are well suited to meet the educational goals of the Science Standards — they provide opportunities for students to SOLVE PROBLEMS CREATIVELY, THINK CRITICALLY and CREATE SOLUTIONS to real-life situations.
Defined Learning provides an online library of PHENOMENA-BASED PERFORMANCE TASKS that align to Arizona’s standards to save time lesson planning. Each project is based on a real-world situation in a relevant career to help students connect classroom content to career pathways. Our engaging projects empower students to build the skills they need to meet the demands of these rigorous standards.
Here are a few of our teachers’ favorite PROJECTS THAT ALIGN TO ARIZONA’S SCIENCE STANDARDS that you can use (FREE) in your classroom this year:
“Through Defined Learning’s real-world performance tasks, teachers can engage their students in meaningful learning and authentic assessment – and that is the best preparation for the world outside of school.”
-Jay McTighe, nationally recognized educator and award-winning author