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Driving Question

How do we design an effective mouse trap?

Project Description

Students investigate forces and motions concepts from science by creating mouse traps that used magnets, weight, and friction. Students collaborated in teams to create the designs. Students ideated and conducted multiple tests, including one where areal mouse was used. Students created an...

Subject

Science

Grade

  • Grade 3

Driving Question

What can I do to fully prepare a technical stage lighting design?

Project Description

Students learn about the technical theater process of lighting design by engaging and series of lighting design tasks and challenges. First students learn about the principles of lightening design including the four controllable elements of lighting (intensity, color, distribution, and movement...

Subject

Drama

Grade

  • Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8

Driving Question

How can space and design be used to construct a meaningful and appropriate narrative about the human capacity for good and/or evil?

Project Description

Students were challenged to redesign, or add an annex to, the Nanjing Massacre Memorial, one of the gravest human rights tragedies of the Second World War. The student teams took into consideration the historical, emotional, and political aspects of the event as they incorporated multiple...

Subject

Art, Language Arts, Science, Social Studies

Grade

  • Grade 9

Driving Question

How can we use French cooking to apply the new words as we learn them?

Project Description

Students learned the vocabulary for the steps in the process of making mousse and then put the steps in order. They selected a recipe and used their knowledge of French language to make mousse. The teacher gave the steps orally and the students had to take notes and arrange the steps with their...

Subject

French

Grade

  • Grade 8

Driving Question

How can you demonstrate a theme of A Raisin in the Sun through an artistic interpretation of the set using light, space, and movement?

Project Description

Students designed a set for “A Raisin in the Sun” using light, space and movement in their Language Arts and Art/ Design class. Students read and investigated the text, and looked for an important theme. They worked in teams to draw on that theme and create an appropriate set for the show. They...

Subject

Art, Language Arts

Grade

  • Grade 10

Driving Question

Chinese Dishes from Home – A Chinese Cook Book

Project Description

Each student was asked to choose the ingredient and dish that they have for their family. Based on this they will do research on the cultural background of this ingredient and the story of this in China. They also will research the recipes that are traditionally...

Subject

Chinese

Grade

  • Grade 7, Grade 8

Driving Question

How do you make the world a better place and make money at the same time?

Project Description

Students first explored a variety of issues where man has impacted the environment in detrimental ways. They are then challenged to create a product to monitor or minimize human impact on the environment and make the world a better place while still making money.  Every student pitched...

Subject

Science, Social Studies

Grade

  • Grade 8

Driving Question

What's the best choice for our Bonding Day?

Project Description

Students plan one-day trip plan for next year Grade 8 students Bonding Day.  Students explored Shanghai from different aspects and got to know more about the past, present and future of Shanghai. They visited the Shanghai Urban Planning Museum, took a bus tour for city sightseeing...

Subject

Chinese

Grade

  • Grade 7, Grade 8

Driving Question

How do we deal with the amount of people in Shanghai?

Project Description

To learn important math content of scale, multiplication and dividing of decimals, and volume; students were challenged to design a skyscraper of the future. The project was launched with a documentary on the vertical city of Shanghai Tower and a visit to the urban planning museum to learn...

Subject

Math, Science, Social Studies

Grade

  • Grade 5

Driving Question

What are the ongoing concerns that affect the lives of factory workers and what push factors make migrant labor a viable option in their lives?

Project Description

Students read and examined the novel Lyddie and learned about the cultural context of similar protagonists from the 1840s United States and post-2000 China and its surrounding countries. Utilizing the backdrop of the textile industry, students examined the roles of females in society as...

Grade

  • Grade 7