by Ginny Ready|
Middle School Science Teacher
I have used Mystery Disease with my 7th graders for 4 years now and have had excellent results. My students are challenged by the "problem" but not overwhelmed by it. In order to arrive at a solution, students must evaluate, analyze, research, synthesize, consider different points of view and more.
In addition, everything I need to facilitate my students' learning is here!
I use the Mystery River problem with my 8th graders and think that it, too, is excellent! My only complaint is that Mark Bohland has not written more of these accesible, yet challenging, problem-based learning units.