Category Archives: Project Based Learning PBL

Designing a Prosthetic Hand an Engaging STEM Challenge for Anatomy

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A Fun Christmas PBL Activity for Forensics!

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Case of the Missing Coat: A Christmas Crime Scene PBL for Forensics

What Happens When Santa Realizes His Magic Coat Was Stolen From His Closet? …… He calls 911 and deploys E.L.F.S. (Evidence Locating Forensic Squad) This time of the year is just wonderful hectic! My students are tired and stressed. I … Continue reading

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The Pink Eye of Death– A Medical Mystery

SciFri · The Pink Eye of Death Your Mission Step 1: Listen to Dr. Judy Melinek describe this baffling case from the link above (or read the transcript below): Here’s the case: A 30-year-old man goes into an emergency room and … Continue reading

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Medical Mystery PBL for Anatomy & Physiology- Skeletal System

There’s Been A Massive Bus Crash and ALL Our Patients Were Onboard…. Oh NO! My students get into ANY story~ That’s why they love our PBL projects! We are using our life-sized “stackable” patients throughout the year as they investigate … Continue reading

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Medical Mystery PBL for Anatomy & Physiology- Integumentary System

Let’s Investigate Our Patient’s Diagnosis…. For our study of the Integumentary System in our Medical Mystery PBL, I told the students that their patient had visited his/her family doctor and had been tentatively diagnosed with an unusual skin disorder. I … Continue reading

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Medical Mystery PBL For Anatomy & Physiology- DAY 2

Body Cavities & Membranes- The topic for Day 2! On day 1 of this year-long PBL, my Anatomy & Physiology classes did “Patient Intake” where they filled out all the necessary paperwork for their “patient” and assembled the anterior (ventral) … Continue reading

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Medical Mystery PBL for Anatomy & Physiology

How do you keep 120 teenagers engaged in a memorization-heavy class? This is a question that has kept me awake many nights! My Anatomy and Physiology classes are really large this year. I have 4 sections and close to 120 … Continue reading

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Anatomy Practicals- Stackables that Teach: A Life-Sized Human Body Project- The Reproductive System!

Teaching the Reproductive System to High School Students can be Interesting…. My students struggle because most anatomical diagrams are small and can be difficult for them to analyze. My class created big bodies with basic organs from an outline I … Continue reading

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Anatomy Practicals- Stackables that Teach: A Life-Sized Human Body Project- The Endocrine System!

The Endocrine System Simplified! My students struggle because most anatomical diagrams are small and can be difficult for them to analyze. My class created big bodies with basic organs from an outline I drew for their Gallery Walk at the … Continue reading

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