Signs for the Pines

A Problem-Based Learning activity for third grade,
addressing the California State Content Area Standards.


Your sign making company, Pine Tree Graphics, has been asked to design signs or booklets for the nature study area at your school.

The signs and booklets will help the visitors to the area learn about the plants and animals that live in the area. You will be ratedaccording to how well you do your design, and how well you show the scientific information required. Do your best work!

The visitors will want to know...

  • what plants and animals can be found here
  • what they look like
  • how they get their food
  • where they live
  • how they survive the warm dry summers

  • and the cold winters.

    Before you start...

    It's time to learn...

    Design your sign...


    Next Page
    1. The Task 2. Working With a Team
    3. Resources 4. Show Your Stuff
    5. How'd You Do? 6. For the Teacher (Standards)