Inquiry

Inquiry Projects in Grade 5

Advice Column

Subject: ELA
Class Periods: 5
Final Student Media: Typed Advice Column


Technology and Core Area Learning Objectives:

  • Create a survey to identify a problem
  • Write a problem-solution essay
  • Use the Internet to research information
  • Use word processing software to review track changes

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Finding Facts in Fiction

Subject: ELA
Class Periods: 5
Final Student Media: Online Glog (Digital Poster)


Technology and Core Area Learning Objectives:

  • Compare and contrast the structures and viewpoints of fictional and nonfictional texts
  • Provide evidence from fictional and nonfictional texts to support understanding
  • Use basic computer skills to create a glog (digital poster) to display creative writing
  • Use graphics software to combine images and text

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What’s the Point?

Subject: Math
Class Periods: 4
Final Student Media: Graph Art


Technology and Core Area Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the key attributes of the coordinate plane
  • Describe the process for graphing ordered pairs of numbers in the first quadrant of the coordinate plane
  • Use basic software application functions to open, create, modify, and save files
  • Use online tools to collaborate with and offer feedback to peers

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Decisions, Decisions!

Subject: Math
Class Periods: 5
Final Student Media: Digital Spreadsheet


Technology and Core Area Learning Objectives:

  • Practice decision making about spending in a virtual environment
  • Use the Internet to research ways to spend money
  • Create a simple budget
  • Use spreadsheet software to keep a budget

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What is the Alternative?

Subject: Science
Class Periods: 4
Final Student Media: Typed Brochure


Technology and Core Area Learning Objectives:

  • Gather and organize information from video, audio, and text sources on the Internet
  • Create a brochure using word processing or publishing software
  • Use word processing or publishing software to save documents to file folders
  • Tag documents by modifying document properties

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Environmental Changes

Subject: Social Studies
Class Periods: 4
Final Student Media: Interactive Timeline


Technology and Core Area Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how human activity has impacted the environment over time
  • Determine the positive and negative consequences of human modification of the environment
  • Use the Internet to research information and create an online product
  • Post comments online

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