- Each student will participate in a team.
- Each student will follow the guide lines of the team
- Each student needs to keep up with their part of the project and do their share of the work as assessed by their team.
- Each student is responsible to learn all they can about the content of this project and about the scientific method for solving problems.
- Each student will be evaluated and assessed by their team, the class, and the teacher on their individual contribution to the project and on the project as a whole.
- Teams will work on a part of the project that will help answer the questions of what is causing the flooding and what can be done.
- Teams will start with assessing what each student knows about the topic and listing it on a chart that will be evaluated by the teacher and reflected upon during the course of the year
- Teams will research their part of the topic and decide on an field project that will help gather data for the whole project.
- Field projects will follow the scientific method and accepted protocols for the type of field work choosen.
- Field projects will need to use the available lab tools and instructions that go with the tools. (The teacher will advise you on what is available to use and where protocols can be found)
- The field project will be written up by the team with accepted laboratory form with supporting research, pictures, and video record.
- The field project will need to stand the review of the students at both schools as well as by the teacher before it is completed.
- More than one project can be done during the year which may mean new teams may be formed
- The chart of knowledge about flooding and watersheds will be evaluated by the teacher to make sure that needed resources are provided to help solve the problem.
- Weekly the team will review their timeline to see what needs to be done for the next week.
- A weekly work plan will be submitted to the teacher on the Friday before the week detailing what is expected to be accomplished and who is responsible for those tasks.
- Lab notebooks will be check by the team leader each week to make sure that they are complete and accurately reflect what has been done.
- Lab notebooks and weekly reports from the team will be submitted to the teacher for review and assessment.
- The class will make up lists of important terms and concepts that all the students should know about watersheds and flooding. These lists will serve as the basis for periodic assessments of how students are progressing towards understanding these terms and concepts (Quizzes)
- Teams will keep a record of web site reviewed and their evaluation for use by everyone in the class. This record will also serve as an assessment of how much work each team is doing on research.
- Contact with professionals and experts via email, phone, letters, or in person will be made and a short summary of the time, date, and substance of the contact will be recorded. Again this will be used as a source of assessment of the work of the team.
- Presentations of work in progress will be done two to three times per grading period. The presentation will be evaluated via a student and teacher developed rubric.
- Progress towards the final report will be assessed at the end of the grading period using a student and teacher made rubric to make adjustments on the project scope so it can be completed by the end of the year.
- The final report will be evaluated via a student and teacher made rubric. This will be both the written report and the oral presentation to the community.
Pages for Students
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Created for the Fermilab
LInC program sponsored by Fermi National
Accelerator Laboratory Education Office
and Friends of Fermilab, and
funded by United States Department of Energy,
Illinois State Board of Education,
North Central Regional Technology in Education
Consortium which is operated by North Central
Regional Educational Laboratory (NCREL), and the National
Author(s): Miles Robinson (firstname.lastname@example.org),
Brian Schad (email@example.com )
Cranbrook Schools, Kingswood Girl's Middle School, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan and Lawton Elementary Ann Arbor, Michigan
Created: February 15, 2001 - Updated: April 18, 2001