The “Do Something” Project<br />Your job this trimester is to work on something that you care about. Come up with a drivin...
Write a proposal for your project design. Once you submit your proposal it is FINAL!
Milestone 1: Due April 14
RESOURCES:
3 books: Read about the problem that you have observed in books, newspapers, and/or magazine articles
3 websites
Interview: you are required to contact someone who can assist you with your problem. You need to either write a letter(s) ...
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Do something project updated version 2011

  1. 1. The “Do Something” Project<br />Your job this trimester is to work on something that you care about. Come up with a driving question that relates to a problem that you see in school, in your community, city, state, or even the country. Then you must create a strategy to do something about it. Your interest project this trimester is going to show what you found out and how you made an effort to fix the problem. <br />WHAT WILL YOU HAVE TO DO?<br /><ul><li>Proposal: Due April 7
  2. 2. Write a proposal for your project design. Once you submit your proposal it is FINAL!
  3. 3. Milestone 1: Due April 14
  4. 4. RESOURCES:
  5. 5. 3 books: Read about the problem that you have observed in books, newspapers, and/or magazine articles
  6. 6. 3 websites
  7. 7. Interview: you are required to contact someone who can assist you with your problem. You need to either write a letter(s) to someone who can help you or interview an expert. You must submit contact information for this person using the form given by Mrs. Tiggs.
  8. 8. Milestone 2: Due April 28
  9. 9. Notes: to include background knowledge or history about the problem, notes from your interview, and information about what has been done previously in trying to solve the problem.
  10. 10. Word and Stats sheet: find words that relate to your problem that you need to understand and include statistics about the problem
  11. 11. Milestone 3: Due May 12
  12. 12. Create Glogsters, videos, Power Point presentation, or any posters/pamphlets you used to promote your project to others about your project.
  13. 13. Make sure to include PICTURES of yourself that were taken showing you working on the problem
  14. 14. Reflection: Due at your scheduled Exhibition time
  15. 15. Show the results of your project and write a reflection on the results of your “do something” project.
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  17. 17. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Ideas for things I have noticed that I want to do something about:</li></ul>The “Do Something” Project Words and Stats (Milestone #2)<br />Due: April 28<br />Name _________________________________________________________Date______________________<br />I want to do something about Project Title: <br />Word Study<br />Words I need to know to help with this project<br /><ul><li>_________________________________________________________________
  18. 18. _________________________________________________________________
  19. 19. _________________________________________________________________
  20. 20. _________________________________________________________________
  21. 21. _________________________________________________________________</li></ul>Math: Statistics<br />(Numbers that are going to convince others that this is a problem that they should care about:<br /> <br />The “Do Something” Project Proposal<br />Keep this page at home <br />Name _________________________________________________________Date______________________<br />I want to do something about <br /><ul><li>Ideas for ways to do something about it (examples: things you can do or list people who you can contact)____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________</li></ul>REMINDER:<br /><ul><li>Milestone #1 (list of resources to include books, website and an interview) is due April 14
  22. 22. Milestone #2 (notes from resources and interviews and “words and stats” sheet) is due April 28
  23. 23. Milestone #3 (visual aids the including photos of you doing the project and other visuals used to present your information) is due May 12</li></ul>The “Do Something” Project Proposal<br />RETURN THIS PAGE TO SCHOOL<br />Due: April 7<br />Name _________________________________________________________Date______________________<br />Talk to your parents/family members and decide what you are going to do about the driving question you chose. Use the ideas you wrote on the other side. <br /><ul><li>This is what I am going to do for my project____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________</li></ul>We have discussed this project at home. I agree to help my child complete this project and “do something.” I understand that :1. This is my child’s interest project and driving question for trimester #3. 2. My child is expected to complete the Milestones and actually do something about the problem.<br /><ul><li>Milestone #1 (list of resources to include books, website and an interview) is due April 14
  24. 24. Milestone #2 (notes from resources and interviews and “words and stats visual aids the including photos of you doing the project and other visuals used to present your information) is due April 28
  25. 25. aids for all parts of interest project) is due May 12</li></ul>3. Each milestone must be completed and turned in on time in order to be able to proceed to the next step of the project. <br />4. At my child’s exhibition, s/he will be required to discuss what s/he did for this project and discuss the results are of his/her project. <br />Parent Signature___________________________________________________________Date _____________<br />Child’s name ______________________________________________________________ <br />The “Do Something” Project Reflection<br />Due: On the day of your exhibition<br />Name _________________________________________________________Date______________________<br />I tried to do something about Project Title: <br />Explain what you actually did for your project and how it went. How successful were you in doing something about the problem?<br />The Do Something Project-Milestone #1<br />Driving Question: __________________________________________________________________________________________________<br />Milestone 1: Resources-Due Thursday, April 14, 2011<br />Books: Please list all of the books/magazine articles that you HAVE AT HOME right now that relate to your driving question. If you can’t fit everything on this side, please put the rest on another sheet of paper. You must also bring the actual books/magazines/newspaper articles in. <br />Reminder: At least 3 kid-friendly books are required <br />TITLEAUTHOR<br /> <br />Websites: Please list all of the websites that you have visited that relate to your driving question and/or science project. You also need to bring printed copies of the information you are using from the website. Be specific! Just writing www.wikipedia.com is not enough! If you can’t fit everything on this side, please put the rest on the back. <br />WEB ADDRESSESFor example: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/5_6/growing_plants.shtml<br />Reminder: At least 3 websites are required<br /><ul><li>People who can help me (experts I might interview or write letters to)Name of person_______________________________________________________Address_____________________________________________________________________________________ City________________ State_______________Zip-Code___________Email address__________________________________Phone number_________________________________ Name of person_______________________________________________________Address_____________________________________________________________________________________ City________________ State_______________Zip-Code___________Email address__________________________________Phone number_________________________________Interviews/Letters: You have to write letters or interview someone for your project. You need to bring copies of the interview questions and copies of the letters that you have sent out already. </li></ul>PLEASE DO NOT TEAR APART!<br />++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++<br />I verify that my child has all of these resources at home right now.<br />____________________________________________ ________________________<br />Parent SignatureDate<br /><ul><li>People who can help me (experts I might interview or write letters to)Name of person_______________________________________________________Address_____________________________________________________________________________________ City, StateZip-CodeEmail address__________________________________Phone number_________________________________ Name of person_______________________________________________________Address_____________________________________________________________________________________ City, StateZip-CodeEmail address__________________________________Phone number_________________________________

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