Teacher Training Materials

VISTA offers teachers the following resources and training materials:
 

  • One of our problem-based learning units on invasive species (designed for a 4th grade class). The scenario and problem question for this unit focus around identifying, understanding, analyzing, and managing invasive species in Virginia ecosystems. The unit asks the question: "How can we minimize the environmental impact of invasive species?". Learn more about problem-based learning.
     
  • One of our problem-based learning units on ocean science (designed for a 5th grade class). The scenario and problem question for this unit focus around developing strategies to minimize the impact to the ocean environment if energy resources are developed in the ocean off the coast of Virginia. Learn more about problem-based learning.
     
  • One of our problem-based learning units on water and living systems (designed for a 6th grade class). The scenario and problem question for this unit focus around developing strategies to mitigate the impact of human activity on Virginia watersheds from either landfill or reservoir development. Learn more about problem-based learning.
     
  • Download a poster for your classroom on the engineering design process. 
     
  • Download a poster for you classroom on the nature of science.
     

More problem-based learning units are coming soon. Please click here for additional resources.