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Driving Question

What are some of the healthy ways to deal with stress?

Project Description

Students learn what stress is and how it affects the body through various resources such as videos, short readings, and teacher instruction. They research various stress coping techniques and reflect on on their own lives and how stress affects them and what they can do personally to support...

Subject

Health

Grade

  • Grade 6

Driving Question

Why is the first hill on a rollercoaster the longest?

Project Description

Working in teams students designed, constructed and tested a roller coaster made out of piping insulation. Using a marble as a vehicle, through the testing of the model they discover how potential and kinetic are related and how they transform. Students tried and failed with multiple ideas...

Subject

Science

Grade

  • Grade 6

Driving Question

How do we design a vehicle using elastic energy that will travel the furthest?

Project Description

Students designed a vehicle powered only by elastic energy and using repurposed materials. They had to design the car to travel as far as possible. Students had to learn about kinetic and potential energy and explore how they can use them to reduce friction. Students tested many prototypes and...

Subject

Science

Grade

  • Grade 6

Driving Question

How can ratios and proportions apply to a real life situation like making salsa?

Project Description

Students work in team to figure out how to make the ideal salsa using their knowledge of units and ratios and proportions. They had to select what to put in their salsa and experiment with receipts to find the appropriate amounts of ingredients to include and identify the different ratios and...

Subject

Math

Grade

  • Grade 6

Driving Question

How can I create a tool to help my partner throughout the school day?

Project Description

Students studied about Early Humans. They examined archeological evidence and made inferences about Early Human culture; economics and trade, beliefs and values, clan organization and power, communication and tools and technology. They recognized how our ancestors used survival skills that led...

Subject

Social Studies

Grade

  • Grade 6

Driving Question

How can students infer the theme of a myth while learning presentations skills?

Project Description

Students began by reading a number of Greek Myths and analyzed common themes. They looked the difference between thematic topics vs thematic statements. The goal was to form a complete statement based on their assessment. of the myth. We used brief text to model how to identify these statements...

Subject

Language Arts

Grade

  • Grade 6

Driving Question

As artists, how can we transform an animal we love into a fantastical creature of our imagination?

Project Description

Students were challenged to create a fantastical ink and watercolor drawing of an animal of their choice. Students picked an animal and do a contour line drawing, drew different animals upside down to isolate the right brain, and used lines to represent form. They then used their skills they had...

Subject

Art

Grade

  • Grade 6

Driving Question

How do we transform text into action?

Project Description

Building on prior knowledge of monologues, students answered questions about themselves to create a monologue to be performed. The students got know each other better and build upon their acting and drama skills. Students wrote their monologue based on these questions, read it aloud and received...

Subject

Drama

Grade

  • Grade 6

Driving Question

What is the relationship between healthy behaviors and personal health? What is my plan to turn these healthy behaviors into habits?

Project Description

Students learn about the components of the "Wellness Wheel" which include physical, social, emotional, and mental health. Students are also introduced to the concept of Blue Zones, demographic of geographic areas where people live measurably longer lives. They listen to a podcast by an...

Subject

Health

Grade

  • Grade 6

Driving Question

How do Chinese people celebrate the Lantern Festival?

Project Description

Students celebrated the Lantern Festival, which is the closure of the Chinese New Year holiday for the Chinese people.  Students discussed the various legends and the dates of the lunar calendar and the traditional food that is served at this festival. Students also viewed...

Subject

Chinese

Grade

  • Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8