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I ask students to use their Science Journal (notebook) to record the six (6) key ideas to make a successful science project board. Students may have designed and created a display board before, but it is good practice to review your expectations.
Students should record:
By having students create a display board and present their data and evidence, students are building on the CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6.4 and SL.6.5 which state: students will present claims and findings to accentuate main ideas, and students will use visual displays in presentations to clarify information.
By sharing a Rubric for the project, students will begin to understand all the pieces that are necessary for the final product. This rubric contains a list of specific criteria for grading the project and it is a summative assessment tool for this problem-based learning experience. I encourage students to use the rubric to assess their own work as they create their project.
I provide 3 class periods for students to work on and create their display board. Since this is group work, I know it is necessary to give students time to work in class. By giving them time in class, it should eliminate student work on the project at home.
What are some ways you can display information on your project board?
What important information should be included?
It is important to take a few minutes to wrap up the lesson. I ask students to share their ideas for creating a display board. Some student responses should include: use pictures or clip art to make it look interesting, use color on the board, add a graph which explains some data, use vocabulary words such as biotic, abiotic, deciduous, conifer, and biodiversity.
Ask students their thoughts. They will share. They have great ideas!