Project-Based Inquiry Science: PBIS™
It’s About Time...
To Rethink the Way
We Think About Science
in Middle School
The National Science Standards, your State
Standards, and research on how people learn
best all focus on rethinking how we teach our
students science. The goal is to improve the
science literacy of our student population.
And, Project-Based Inquiry Science (PBIS) has
met that challenge.
Project-Based Inquiry Science is based on students thinking like and being scientists. Project-Based Inquiry Science was created to provide an atmosphere of deeper, more sustained learning than has traditionally been found in middle-school classrooms. PBIS Units engage students in learning, and instill the respect that students need to learn within a context. In PBIS the context is provided by the Big Challenges and Big Questions found in each Unit. In the context of these questions and challenges, students learn content deeply. They also learn in ways that scientists learn: through designing and running experiments, as well as by sharing their ideas with each other.
Students will mirror what scientists do. What’s more, they will be motivated, enthusiastic,
and understand science in a way that will last a lifetime. That’s what sets Project-Based Inquiry Science apart.