The projects-based lessons in seventh and eighth grade allow for integration and application of math, social studies, and science skills. These projects, in sequential order, are: rocketry, geospatial analysis, bridge design, tower design, and drafting (manual and computerized). In most of the projects, multiple technologies are used to enhance learning.
Although many of the projects are completed with a partner, each student is graded individually. As each student progresses through the project, his/her score is recorded on a grade sheet. All students are aware of their progress due to its entry on the grade sheet. Most late work is accepted. Grade sheets can be downloaded from this site by accessing each project area.
Please email the instructor if you have any questions and enjoy the class.
Homework is a constructive tool in the teaching/learning process when geared to the needs and abilities of students. Purposeful assignments not only enhance student achievement, but also develop self-discipline and associated good working habits. As an extension of the classroom, homework must be planned and organized, must be viewed as purposeful to the students, and should be evaluated and returned to students in a timely manner.
Teachers may give homework to students to aid in the students educational development. Homework should be an application or an adaptation of a classroom experience, and should not be assigned for disciplinary purposes
School Board Policy #2430