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Title: 8th Grade Research Project


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8th Grade Research Project
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How the Standards have changed
  • 6th grade
  • Students write narrative, expository, persuasive,
    and descriptive texts of at least 500 to 700
    words.
  • 2.3 Write research reports
  • a. Pose relevant questions with a scope narrow
    enough to be thoroughly covered.
  • b. Support the main idea or ideas with facts,
    details, examples, and explanations from multiple
    authoritative sources (e.g., speakers,
    periodicals, online information searches).
  • c. Include a bibliography.

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How the Standards have changed
  • 7th grade
  • Students write narrative, expository, persuasive,
    and descriptive texts of at least 500 to 700
    words.
  • 2.3 Write research reports
  • a. Pose relevant and tightly drawn questions
    about the topic.
  • b. Convey clear and accurate perspectives on the
    subject.
  • c. Include evidence compiled through the formal
    research process (e.g., use of a card catalog,
    Readers Guide to Periodical Literature, a
    computer catalog, magazines, newspapers,
    dictionaries).
  • d. Document reference sources by means of
    footnotes and a bibliography.

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How the Standards have changed
  • 8th grade
  • Students write narrative, expository, persuasive,
    and descriptive texts of at least 500 to 700
    words.
  • 2.3 Write research reports
  • a. Define a thesis.
  • b. Record important ideas, concepts, and direct
    quotations from significant information sources
    and paraphrase and summarize all perspectives on
    the topic, as appropriate.
  • c. Use a variety of primary and secondary sources
    and distinguish the nature and value of each.
  • d. Organize and display information on charts,
    maps, and graphs.

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Project Options.
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Galaxies and the Universe
  • Types of galaxies
  • Formation of a galaxy
  • Big Bang Theory
  • Black holes
  • Quasars
  • Nebulas

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Solar System Inner Planets
  • Formation of a solar system
  • Inner Planets
  • Mercury
  • Venus
  • Earth
  • Mars
  • Asteroid Belt

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Solar System Outer Planets
  • Formation of the solar system
  • Outer planets
  • Jupiter
  • Saturn
  • Uranus
  • Neptune
  • Kuiper Belt

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Solar System Small Celestial Bodies
  • Formation of a solar system
  • Our Moon
  • Moon cycle effects on Earth
  • Formation and features
  • One other moon in the solar system
  • Comets Asteroids Meteorites
  • Pluto

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Project Components
  • Notes
  • a packet provided by Ms. Wright
  • Poster Model Oral Presentation Movie
  • Only 1 of the above
  • PowerPoint
  • Rough Final Draft of written report
  • Lab behavior

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Poster
  • Must include 6 Subtopics
  • Ex Your research topic Inner Planets
  • 1 subtopic would be Mercury
  • 1 subtopic would be Venus
  • Etc.
  • At least 5 facts per subtopic
  • 1 point for fact
  • 1 point for quality of fact

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Poster
  • 1 visual per subtopic
  • 4 points per visual
  • Can be hand drawn or printed from computer
  • Title
  • 6 points
  • Overall neatness 10 points
  • Size
  • Cannot be larger than 30x20
  • Cannot be smaller than 24 x 18

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Oral Report
  • Must schedule by October 3rd
  • No one can come on Oct 5th and then say they want
    to do an oral report
  • Can use PowerPoint has a visual aid
  • Must be 5-8 minutes
  • 50 points content delivered
  • 50 points delivery style

14
Model
  • Must represent one portion of your research
    project
  • Must include 10 facts for your model
  • 50 points facts
  • 45 points quality accuracy of visual
    representation of topic
  • 5 points title

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Movie
  • Must be at least 5 minutes
  • Must present facts on 6 subtopics
  • 60 points Facts presented
  • 10 points per subtopic
  • At minimum 5 facts per subtopic
  • 40 points quality of presentation

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Other Project Components
  • Rough Draft
  • Only written in class from your notes
  • Final Draft
  • Only written at EIS
  • PowerPoint presentation
  • At least 13 slides
  • 1 title slide
  • At least 2 slides per subtopic
  • Only 2-3 facts per slide should have a visual
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