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Hands-On Learning with Real-Life Results

Project-based learning goes beyond the basic “pencil and paper” measurement of learning and understanding, allowing students to gain knowledge and skills by working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to an authentic, engaging and complex question, problem, or challenge. This learning system is part of the Massachusetts Department of Education’s Next Generation Science Standards—shaping and teaching science through inquiry—and it is a whole lot of fun! So far this year, the middle school students have participated in the egg-drop challenge, designed Rube Goldberg machines, excelled in the Stock Market Challenge, charted life-expectancy statistics and more.

To learn more about these and other great new learning opportunities, contact Kim Jaszek, St. Mary’s Parish School Director of Admissions, at 568.5692.