Spruce Up Rio
World Affairs Council
Pleasant Ridge Montessori
6th grade students
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Student investigators gathered data on Brazil’s government, economy, culture and environment to evaluate how these factors might affect and/or be affected by the 2016 Summer Olympics. They relied on science to explore Brazil’s land forms, ecosystem and biomes. They applied math concepts to understand Brazil’s economy, gross domestic product and ability to financially absorb such a large endeavor. They engaged in critical thinking skills as they layered Brazil’s government and culture onto their overall assessment.
Students at Pleasant Ridge Montessori School assisted a local global advocacy group in analyzing Brazil’s ability to successfully host the 2016 Summer Olympics.
PIE Business Partners offer an authentic challenge using STEM K-12 concepts. Each participating school receives devices for all student participants.
Program offers sustainable funding for all program technology, STEM curriculum development and educator professional development.
Program creates a web page and 30-second professional videos featuring case partners, students and educators discussing STEM experiential curriculum, teaching notes and testimonials.
Pleasant Ridge Montessori 6TH GRADER