An Hour In … Winter PBLStudents come up with creative ways to teach elementary and middle schoolers
On Dec. 5 and 6, a school wide PBL was conducted for young visitors to explore different career options.
Respiratory Therapy junior Alyssa Breci prepares equipment for students to learn how to lift and drag. These moves were taught in order to show fifth graders how to help the wounded. "This will be really helpful in the future and the fifth graders seemed interested in my group's presentation," Breci said.
Rushing to prepare cookies for the visitors, junior Azia Stanton pairs each treat with a napkin. The chefs in Culinary made cookies for the visitors and allowed them to see each step it takes for the cookies to get from the mixing bowl to the serving platter. “I enjoyed teaching the elementary students how to make cookies, and they were very nice," Stanton said.
Fashion Design students help the fifth graders design a dress that they would wear. Freshman Ayame Faria assisted the visitors to put their dream dress down on paper. "I thought it was cool that we could have an influence on the younger generation," Faria said.
Cars race across the track as senior Leah Sakaitani helps set up for the next round of CO2 cars. The fifth graders chose a car based on aerodynamics and launched the cars across the track to see which one would win. "This PBL taught the kids how physics relates to how fast the cars travel and why they have certain designs to help the car travel faster," Sakaitani said.
To make learning about the different cultures interesting, students show the visitors main exports of popular tourist destinations. Junior Anavictoria Ruffo made props for the visitors to use for her photobooth. "I had a lot of fun presenting to the kids and they showed a lot of interest in the hospitality program," Ruffo said.
In the Dental Program, the juniors prepare their hands on activity for the fifth graders. The dental team allowed the visitors to use the dental equipment on volunteer student junior Darmi Effo. "The kids learned not only how high school works but how other professions work as well," Effo said. "I feel like the kids did well and hopefully we helped inspired some of them."