2013 Final Science Project

by Mrs. Nilsen on May 28th, 2013

Weekly Science News 5/28 - 5/30

Our year studying together is almost over.  For students' final project in Science they will strive to prove to me that they have gained skills and knowledge in the Arts and Sciences.   Below I've pasted from the assignment page I gave students today about the project.  I wanted parents to be aware of the expectations and that you should be seeing this paper tonight at home. 

Option 1 – Comprehensive Exam
This option allows you to use your book smarts and review all of the concepts we learned at your grade level this year.  The Comprehensive Exam will be taken Monday, June 10th or Tuesday, June 11th depending on class schedules that last week of school.  The exam will be a combination of all the topics we covered this year.  Anything in your notebook is up for grabs. 

Option 2 – Real Life Project
This option allows you to take something that you have learned this year in science and apply it to our community (MRA, Molalla, or beyond) in a real way.  Real Life Projects (RLPs) can be individual or completed with a group although each individual is responsible for a sizable chunk of the project.  Students who choose this option will write a proposal and turn it in no later than Thursday, May 30th.  Projects must be completed and ready to informally present to the class Monday, June 10th or Tuesday, June 11th depending on class schedules that last week of school.  This is a wonderful opportunity to use your time, energy, and new-found knowledge to actually do something in our community.  I’m expecting good, quality, thoughtful, impactful projects and will except nothing but the best from MRA students.  Good luck!

Option 3 – Poster Project
This option allows you to use the research skills you’ve developed in Science this year and discover more about the world.  Choosing a topic that is of interest to you, research it and create a poster full of information to present to the class.  Students will choose a topic for approval by Mrs. N no later than Thursday, May 30th.  Projects must be completed and ready to informally present to the class Monday, June 10th or Tuesday, June 11th depending on class schedules that last week of school.  The poster should be similar to our Science Fair boards in the amount of information and energy put into them.  Students who choose this option will be graded on the quality of their poster, presentation, and research methods. 

Students must choose between these three options no later than Wednesday, May 29th by detaching and turning in the slip below:

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I _________________________________  choose ________________________________________ for my 2013 Science Final Project.  I understand this is my last bit of homework for Science for the year and will give it my best effort.  I understand that I will not have class time to work on this project (other than May 28th – May 30th).  I’m going to prove to Mrs. Nilsen that I gained skills and knowledge in Science this year that I’m proud of!
 
Student Signature _______________________  Parent Signature _________________________ Date ____

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I look forward to seeing what students create and helping them the next two days in class develop a plan to be successful with this project.  


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