Spotlight on Sources:
Welcome to Renzulli Learning’s Spotlight on Sources, some of our most engaging resources to excite and inspire your students!
Renzulli Learning makes Project Based Learning (PBL) easy with our platform by providing a phased approach with step-by-step instructions for all students PreK-12! Our PBL Module simplifies the complexity of project based learning, makes projects relevant, student driven, and the process is manageable for teachers to facilitate with as much or as little time or effort as desired.
We have templates to support any type of PBL Project your students want to work on!
Teach Your Students how to find these Projects in Renzulli Learning:
1. Log into the student site
2. Click 'My Projects" in the header
3. Click 'Try one of our Super Starters'
4. Narrow the results by selecting the grade level
5. Click 'Add to My Projects'
Matter, Matter Everywhere
Grades: PreK - 2
This project is all about the states of matter. Explore solids, liquids, and gases. Learn how scientists measure all this matter and how they study its properties and changes. Your final product can be a Gummy Bear Matter experiment or a book of poems about the states of matter. If you make the book, you can enter it in a contest.
Getting Along with Others
Grades: K - 5
This project is about learning ways to get along with others. Read stories about people who are fighting, and examine how those characters deal with conflict. Then consider how you might react to various situations, and brainstorm effective ways to handle conflict. Your final product can be to write a story about enemies becoming friends, to write a new ending to one of the stories in this project, or to draw a picture showing how you can best work out a situation in which someone upsets you. You can choose to send your story or picture to a magazine that publishes children’s writing and artwork.
Grades: 3 - 9
Completing this project will help you to decide if you are ready to start your own business. You will conduct research about businesses that have been around for a long time, such as McDonald’s and Fisher-Price. You will develop a business proposal for a possible new business, and will look at ways of advertising the business, such as a television ad, an informational brochure, or a business card. Your final product will be to actually start the business, or if you are not ready to take that leap—you will share the top five things you have learned that you feel are necessary for starting a new business. You can do that by making a poster, a movie, or a flyer to describe your top five tips.
Grades: 6 - 9
For this project you will learn about some famous philosophers such as Socrates and Confucius, and will read about their perspectives on the meaning of life. Then you will examine some philosophical questions and answers to decide whether you agree or disagree with them. Next, you will do some philosophical thinking of your own to determine your feelings and thoughts about — and your positions on — certain issues. For an end product, you can either facilitate a philosophical discussion among your classmates, or you can write a story that addresses a philosophical question. You will also have the opportunity to submit your work for a competition or for publication.
PSP Who Do You Think You Are?
Grades: 10 - 12
Complete this project to find out a little more about who you are. First, fill in some incomplete sentences about yourself, your goals and ambitions, and your family and friends. Then design a booklet or poster for your final product. You can use PowerPoint software to create pages and pictures, or you can make them by hand.
Each week, we will send you teaching suggestions and a few examples of our best and most popular resources. For more ideas to infuse enrichment activities with your curriculum, please visit the Unit Supplements on the Teacher Site, under “Teach.” We can also link these enrichment resources to your regular curriculum if you send us a theme or topic.
Thanks for being a part of the Renzulli Learning family and we hope you find these resources helpful.
Your Renzulli Learning Team