How many kinds of tropical fish are there? Why are they called tropical fish? Are all tropical fish so bright and colorful? Do all tropical fish live in reefs? What is a reef made of? What is an artificial reef? So many authentic driving questions. A great authentic project might be to design an artificial reef. … Continue reading Authentic Project Ideas – Tropical Fish
I was beyond excited when our book Tex the Explorer: Journey Through the Alphabet made it to Finalist in the Chanticleer International Book Awards Contest – Little Peeps Division (Early Readers). Well, Eyen and I found out last night that we came in FIRST PLACE in our category. (We will get a new digital badge … Continue reading Tex the Explorer: Journey Through the Alphabet Wins First Place in International Contest!
This is a photo that was taken near the US Coast Guard Academy in Connecticut. If you look closely up in the masts, you will see Coast Guard Cadets getting the sails ready. With modern ships, why would these cadets need to learn how to sail an old ship? A driving question/authentic project could focus … Continue reading Authentic Project Ideas – A Sailing Ship
Caught this guy climbing up a tree near my Mom’s home in South Florida. He was about 80 feet long. Ok – he was actually about two feet long – but he was one big iguana! I grew up in South Florida and we always saw plenty of little lizards running around – most without … Continue reading Authentic Project Ideas – Iguanas