There are three main projects that the children will complete this school year! Simple Machines For this project students will think about what they have learned about the types of simple machines: wedge, pulley, screw, inclined plane(ramp), lever and wheel an axle. Then create a simple machine to make work easier. As we conclude our science unit on Simple Machines students will create a project related to simple machines using one of the options below: 1. You can build a simple machine to demonstrate for the class. 2. You can draw a simple machine and explain how it works to the class. Be sure to label the parts of your machine. 3. You can write a description of a simple machine and share it to the class. 4. You can create a game that uses a simple machine to play with the class. Below are some of the simple machines students created and developed in the previous years!
Timeline Project Students will create a timeline of their own lives. They will list important events and dates in order, include pictures and drawings, and share the projects with the class. All projects should be completed using the poster board provided. Please be sure that all items on the poster board are secure. Please complete the timeline using a horizontal orientation.
Diorama Project A diorama is a scene made in a box turned on its side. The background is drawn, painted or pasted inside the box. People, animals, or scenery stand up in front of the background. Make sure to include your insect and its habitat. Your box should be able to fit on your desk. Use riddles, or question cards, on the outside of the box to share interesting facts. Use information from your report to create your diorama. Be creative! Use illustrations, natural objects, photographs, and anything you choose. Have fun!
Family Heritage Project The Family Heritage Project will be completed by students at home. Students will complete an interview about one of the grandparents, find the countries of their heritage on a map, complete a family tree, and dress and decorate a paper doll from one country of the student’s ancestry. Finally they will share the project with the class. Students may also choose to share a family relic.
Project Overview: Since Thanksgiving is a time that families get together, this project will be a great lead into our unit that deals with families and traditions from around the world. This will be something you can work on as a family. Discuss favorite memories and your heritage. It is a good time to share with your child the names of ancestors and the countries from which they came originally. Please help your child find these places on a map and also work together to complete the family tree.
Complete projects will include all of the following items: · grandparent interview · Family Tree · Color the country on the map that your family heritage doll represents · Paper doll dressed as someone from one country of the student’s ancestry
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