Inquiry Project 2017

3 Major Grades-- The Process, the Product, and the Presentation

Reflections from students in the past

My expectation of this project was "Yea another long project, but I got to pick the topic and I was happy about that. What I'm most proud of on this project is how much work I put into it. One thing I learned about myself is that I can actually do research and enjoy, it but that might be a one time deal. What surprised me the most about this project is that I actually enjoyed this I wanted to do work on it I've never felt like that before on a school project. I decided on this topic because I've always been interested in the history and mystery about Stonehenge but I've been to lazy to actually look into it but now I had a reason to and I'm really glad I did. Iw

Another Reflection

WHEN I FIRST STARTED THIS PROJECT I WASN’T SURE WHAT TO DO. UNTIL ONE DAY I WAS CURIOUS AS TO WHERE I COULD PUT MY COLLECTION OF KNIVES, INSTEAD OF JUST ON MY DESK. SO, AFTER TRYING TO DRAW A BOX DESIGN, IT ENDED UP TURNING INTO A SHELF. I AM SURPRISED HOW WELL IT TURNED OUT. IT ENDED UP BEING MORE FUN THAN I THOUGHT. I AM ALSO SURPRISED AT HOW WELL I COULD USE A POWER SAW. I AM DEFINITELY GOING TO USE THE SHELF.

Third Student-

I am very proud of my work. I think that I accomplished what I wanted my project to be. I included all the topics that were associated with my overall topic in my poems. This project helped me become a better writer because I got to struggle through different types of poems and experiment with formats. Struggling through making the poems helped me become a better writer; I think it helped me more than if I had written in a mode I was familiar with.

The best part of my project was incorporating some of my "25 Words" because it was fun to find ways to include them in my project, and they elevated my poems. I will continue to write nature poems because I enjoyed coming up with lines for the poems and writing from the point of view of animals and plants. Overall, I loved creating my project, and even the bad times in my creation process helped me become a better writer and love my work even more.

Last Final Grade -The Presentation

Presentation: The final grade is giving an oral presentation given in May. We will inviting others to hear your presentations.

All presentations will cover the same format:

1. Introduction-- Get our attention

2. For my project… (introduce topic and where you got the idea; What was your inspiration?)

3. What did you do? (Give back to community, create, build, internship, training)

4. How did you do it? (Steps and procedures you had to take. Write as if someone else were going to duplicate your project.)

5. Obstacles/ problems you had to overcome

6. HELP-- People who helped you; Mentor Texts; Places you found that were helpful

7. Reflection-- What did you learn? How did this project help you grow as an individual?

Amazing things Teens have accomplished

16- S.E. Hinton wrote The Outsiders.

11-12? -Pascal (June 19, 1623 – August 19, 1662) had secretly worked out the first twenty-three propositions of Euclid on his own. He was a child prodigy who was educated by his father. Pascal’s earliest work was in the natural and applied sciences where he made important contributions to the construction of mechanical calculators, the study of fluids, and clarified the concepts of pressure and vacuum.

17- Joan of Arc arrives at the siege of Orleans and leads the French army in a number of victories during the 100 Years' War.

19- Although known for years, in 1980, Wayne Gretzky won the Hart Trophy as MVP his first season.

15 - Louis Braille invented the Braille system.

14 - Nadia Comaneci "achieved in her sport what no Olympian, male or female, ever had before: perfection.

17 - Shawn Fanning develops the first large-scale peer-to-peer file sharing program, Napster

9- Katie Stagliano took a cabbage seed brought home from school and gave the gabbage to a soup kitchen. Moved by the experience of seeing how many people could benefit from the donation of fresh produce to soup kitchens, Katie started vegetable gardens to help feed people in need. Today, at age 12, Katie’s Krops donates thousands of pounds of fresh produce from numerous gardens to organizations that help people in need.15 - Christopher Paolini writes the first draft of his Eragon trilogy which is published when he is 19.

11- Nashville student, Andrew Pelham, invented a simple device out of rubber bands that could keep parents from leaving infants in hot cars.

16-- Tracy Austin became the youngest champion in U.S. Open history in 1979, and she did it the hard way -- beating that year's Wimbledon champ, Martina Navratilova, in the semis, and four-time Open champ Chris Evert in the finals

14- Bobby Fisher became International Chess Grandmaster.

14- Charles Shultz made his first drawing of a dog that later became Snoopy.

11- Kylie Simonds invented a pediatric IV backpack – a wearable, portable IV machine for kids receiving chemotherapy or transfusions.

15- Jack Andraka created a pancreatic cancer detection tool, earning $100,000 in prize money and patent offers.

10- King Tut ruled Egypt from age 10-19.

16- At the Ameritech Cup in Chicago, Serena Williams became the lowest ranked player in tennis history (No.304) to defeat two Top 10 players Monica Seles and Mary Pierce in one tournament.

16 - Jean-François Champollion, can speak a dozen languages and delivers a paper on the Coptic language to the Grenoble Academy. By 20, he can speak another 13 languages and at 32 he deciphers the Rosetta Stone.

14- Mozart wrote the opera, "Mitridate Rè di Ponto."

13-Jordan Romero became the youngest person to ever summit Mt. Everest, using the more difficult Chinese route because of age restrictions in Nepal.

West Ridge Middle School Eighth grade 2017 graduate, _______________, ....

You Will Read, Write, & Discover!

examples of Products

Travel Brochure

You need to decide on a topic and KNOW what you are "doing" by March 31st. This is going to require some research on your part. You will start your proposal this Friday, March 24th. You will be expected to have a bibliography with 3 sources by the 31st. This can be videos, interviews, books, mentors, etc. You just need to know the direction you are going and know that it is able to be completed. You CANNOT change your topic after March 1st.

Student-led Conference

You will lead an administrator or teacher in a conference. This is what you will show/report.

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