I am very excited about this one because the students will have a chance to be as goofy or serious as they wish while demonstrating their understanding of natural selection and Charles Darwin. The students will develop a script to make a video short (like SNL shorts) that depicts Charles Darwin as he discusses one of the following driving questions.
Action! The World According to Darwin
March 12, 2012 – March 30, 2012
I am curious if anyone has suggestions on how to support the video production, acting, script etc. I do plan to have them create a story board and most of our students have experience with Windows Live Movie Maker. I was also hoping to have local film student be part of the authentic audience but I am wondering if anyone has another idea.
Driving Question“I was like a blind man given sight?” or "Do we interfere with survival of the fittest?"
This idea came from CIESE (ciese.org), in general students collect phenotype data and then share it with other schools to create a larger data base. The data is then used to answer the question; Is the dominant trait most prevalent. I love the idea to share with other students and I may use the the CIESE connection but before doing so I was wondering if other NewTech Schoolmay be interested. If so, I would consider changing the driving question to Who is a NewTech Student? If you are a NewTech school and you are interested please let me know.
The Human Genome
February 17, 2012 – March 9, 2012
Driving QuestionDoes dominance always prevail?
The following project title and driving question are for our unit on DNA/RNA & Protein Synthesis.
That is a Great Work of Art
February 3, 2012 – February 17, 2012
I am wondering if anyone has any ideas on the medium the students can use to create the art or entry events to grab the students interest..
Driving QuestionHow can art help us understand?