We are working on tasks and projects together. We are learning to think like scientists. We are problem solvers. We will apply what we learn to make the world a better place.
The Wait for Clean Water
How can we, as global citizens, help countries in need of clean water?
Students will conduct a series of labs that test various aspects of water quality. Students will organize a fundraising event that will raise awareness and money to help the people of countries in need. They will be given a budget, research which organization they want to raise money for. They have to figure out how will they will raise money. They will involve their audience by presenting to their classmates and the community by including a means of media. They peer assess by completing a group work self -assessment. A rubric will be provided to help guide the students to a higher level of learning.
The Ethical Nature of Businesses
How can we as employees, employers, consumers, businesses and governments bring about change in working conditions around the world?
Students will create their own garment business and present by creating a video book (storyjumper.com), and/or pamphlet to promote it. Groups will be given specific guidelines in which they have to follow regarding their business practices. They will involve their school community by having the school community applying to a business of their choice. Students will peer assess by completing a group work self-assessment. A rubric will be provided to help guide the students to a higher level of learning.
How Does My Brain Work?
How can we as neurologists determine how the adolescent brain changes?
Students will conduct a series of labs that analyze different parts of the sheep brain. They learn about the structure and the functions of each brain. Students will compare and contrast the sheep brain to the human brain.
They will organize a “town hall” which will focus on the following question:
Should screen time for adolescents be increased from two hours to four hours a day?
Students will have the opportunity to view the debate and pose questions they have regarding the issue.
students will present a survey through Google form for all viewers to answer. Once data is collected and analyzed, the student body will respond as a follow-up. They will involve their audience by presenting to the school community.