PBL: Public Product Resources

A Collection of End Products

This resource offers lots of examples of end products for K-12 students in multiple area.

Make Project-Based Learning Truly Authentic With Public Products

This resource offers excellent guidance for public products. Among the questions they invite:

  • Is the product authentic?
  • Is the product attainable in the amount of time that students have available?
  • Do students have access to the supplies and resources needed to complete the product?
  • What components of the product should be done by individuals, and which components should be done by the group?
  • Will all groups be creating similar products, or will/can all products be different?
  • Will the product show evidence of students meeting standards and learning targets/goals?

Research

The following action research project offers original research into the use of PBL

From the abstract:

There was a statistical difference between the mean academic achievement scores of pretest and posttest after the intervention. The statistical difference has proven the effectiveness of PBL as a more effective method in teaching science. In addition, motivation and attitude were positively impacted

Rubrica, R. (2018). AN ACTION RESEARCH ON PROJECT-BASED LEARNING AND UNDERSTANDING BY DESIGN AND THEIR EFFECTS ON THE SCIENCE ACHIEVEMENT AND ATTITUDE OF SCIENCE STUDENTS. https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED585254.pdf