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Driving Question

How can we help make our local family restaurants welcoming to all?

Project Description

Students worked on not only their graphics arts skills, but also their Chinese language skills to develop menus and marketing materials for local restaurants near the school. They partnered with individual restaurants and learned about the food offered and the message they wanted to send through...

Subject

Art, Chinese

Grade

  • Grade 7

Driving Question

How can we get our favorite authors to our school? How can we improve ours skills through hosting visiting authors?

Project Description

ELL/ EAL students invited authors to visit the campus and create a media campaign to encourage people to participate in books talks. Students served as resident experts of the authors by reading their books and research their lives. They collaborated with the librarian to help plan the visits...

Subject

EAL

Grade

  • Grade 7, Grade 8

Driving Question

How do I find my voice in art through media and communication?

Project Description

Students researched elements of art and principles of design. They then picked which elements and principles of art they wanted to learn more about and demonstrate in an art piece. They experimented and selected the media they wanted to use and learned more about an artist who used the same...

Subject

Art

Grade

  • Grade 8

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 chemistry cause change in the dining experience?

Project Description

Students learned principles of chemistry and physics to create a three course meal in small teams. Students learned skills in planning, implementation, giving and receiving feedback as well as content like physical and chemical changes. Students first started but cooking the same item as a...

Subject

Science

Grade

  • Grade 7

Driving Question

What do plants need to grow?

Project Description

Students visit the local botanicals to take photos, make observations, and generate questions. Photos are put together as a class video and students view the video to generate new questions. Students then explore other local green spaces and observe the types of plants, bugs and more that...

Subject

Science

Grade

  • Pre K