Oh Happy Day! We are at the end of the year and with most of the school year behind us, it is time to explore!
Students have the opportunity to choose from 2 different projects and whether or not they wish to work in a partnership. However, once the project and group is chosen, students must honor their choice.
Students will be graded on IB criterion. In this pursuit of science, I want to focus on scientific skills. However, the students should not be afraid to fail, explore, try again and repeat. The learning is what is important here - not the grade :)
Calendar of project
May 12-13 Introduction of Project: Research design ideas and sketch your car design. Write hypothesis, with variables in mind Assign materials to bring to partners!
May 16-17 Creation Day: Create the data table in your packet and build the car with materials brought to school
May 18-19 Build and Test Day: Final modifications to car; starting testing if at all possible
Final Day: This is the day of YOUR science final (May 23-25) Bring everything you need to test your car - timer, extra materials for repairs, measurement tools, chalk (to mark lanes and/or mark stopping points) Your packet must be complete and turned in - no exceptions!!!
In this packet are the instructions for the project as well as the rubric for grading: