Inquiry

Inquiry Projects in Grade 6

Small Screens, Big Thinkers

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


Technology and Core Area Learning Objectives:

  • Elaborate on the consequences of illegal online behavior
  • Use evidence to support an opinion about moral online behavior
  • Enter and manipulate data in a spreadsheet
  • Write summaries using a word processing application

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Hard Rock, Soft Rock, Why Rock?

Subject: Science
Class Periods: 4
Final Student Media: Audio or Video Presentation


Technology and Core Area Learning Objectives:

  • Identify and describe igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks and diagram the rock cycle
  • Use scientific information to create a video or audio presentation on the importance of rocks
  • Select and use technology tools to plan a project and communicate a message
  • Take digital photos and insert them into a word processing document

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Take Some Credit

Subject: Math
Class Periods: 3
Final Student Media: Advertisement with Text and Images


Technology and Core Area Learning Objectives:

  • Identify a statistical question and collect, organize, and interpret data to answer it
  • Use spreadsheets to collect and organize data about credit card interest, fees, and features
  • Create charts from spreadsheet data to support and explain analysis and interpretation
  • Create a document with word-processing software

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Write Like the Pros

Subject: ELA
Class Periods: 5
Final Student Media: Typed Essay or Story


Technology and Core Area Learning Objectives:

  • Search for and synthesize information about published writers’ processes
  • Use a five-step process and word processing software to create an original piece of writing
  • Collaborate digitally with peers
  • Create and edit audio or video presentations

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Kidtown

Subject: Math
Class Periods: 4
Final Student Media: Digital Drawing or Diagram


Technology and Core Area Learning Objectives:

  • Measure and identify relationships involving angles in triangles and quadrilaterals
  • Estimate the area and perimeter of multiple shapes based on known measurements
  • Use online tools to collaborate with peers
  • Use a drawing or drafting program to draw shapes and add text

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Tech No-Nos

Subject: Social Studies
Class Periods: 5
Final Student Media: Webpage


Technology and Core Area Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the effects of technology on the lives of the people in an industrialized and a developing country
  • Locate and take notes from credible web resources about technology in different countries
  • Use technical writing strategies effectively to communicate opinions and information
  • Create a website with graphics and text

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