Annotated Bibliographyhttps://docs.google.com/a/lanierhs.org/document/d/19ylJYC5McxjyUnBEV9eVxfsSsEH-vsYZrtTLuW8k67c/editYour projects for the year will appear here, with descriptions, attachments, etc. Be sure to always check the calendar page (up top) for all subject deadlines!).
It's amazing how a fun, simple idea can generate millions of dollars, multiple careers and the ability to do something you need! One iconic example is "SchoolHouse Rock". Did you know that it all started when a Dad wanted to hselp his son with multiplication? His son could remember song lyrics, but not the times tables! The first "schoolhouse rock" was born. That was over 40 years ago and still lives on!
How about this teacher in Georgia who made over $1 million selling lesson plans? And now, in Georgia, there's a new opportunity where you can make money while developing your own test review, the "Milestones". A new test has very few resources for students and teachers. That's where you come in: you make a great study set for Milestones or another topic, and we'll sell it for you. There's also your other test that your teacher will talk to you about.
So how are YOU going to combine YOUR skills to make YOUR millions?
The "Maker Movement" is huge, and you're already a part of it! By creating video games, digital art, inventions, robots and more, YOU are a "maker"!! And now it's time to create an event, the first of its kind in north Georgia, to bring makers together at Lanier!
Have you heard of a Maker Faire? The most recent official faire held in Decatur hosted 30,000 visitors over 2 days, hosting an amazing variety of makers with their ideas, as well as activities where you could learn how to make something. Well, due to trademark we can't call ours a maker faire, so we are hosting the "Lanier STEM Maker Fest"!! (insert "ta da" sound here in your mind).
You are going to either BE a maker, and display what you are proud to make, or you will create an activity that teaches someone "how" to make, a "maker teacher". Some of you have cool things already that you can polish off for show. Our groups going for patents, or if you win County Science Fair, those are cool! FIRST robotics and others, great stuff! And some of you might have parents at home that might do metal work or furniture building, or some other cool making thing, and that counts!
This is the first ever CDAT project that all levels of CDAT are joining forces! Our CDAT11 crew will be organizing the event, our CDAT9 and CDAT10 will be primary makers and maker-teachers, and our CDAT12 will participate as they can (but they have internships, graduation, a lot). And dare we repeat, this is the first maker event in Georgia north of Atlanta!
Your project deliverables: (see subject teachers for additional items)
This project was hosted on our CDAT10 site. Here's the link: https://sites.google.com/a/lanierhs.org/cdat10/projects2013/tools-of-tomorrow-project?pli=1
Environmental Impact Research Paper
All organisms must find balance with their environment. For humans, this balance has been a struggle as the needs of an exponentially growing population has continuously expanded our consumption of land, plant life, and clean water. Questions have arisen as to whether we will be able to meet our future needs, given the current state of our environment and its future projections.
Your task is to choose one current environmental concern and discuss how humans can find an equitable balance with the natural world surrounding this issue. You will need to analyze at least three reputable sources. Through your paper, you will need to address the following three bullet points below as well and cite your sources to support your points.
· Explain the issues or limits that humans are experiencing regarding your environmental topic. What is preventing us from finding a balance with nature regarding this point?
· Discuss what is currently being done both in the United States and around the world to address your topic. Are there any laws or other protections/regulations that have been enacted and enforced?
· What is the future outlook for this issue? What do you feel will be the best course of action in the future? Are there new proposed approaches to dealing with this problem that may be more effective then what is currently being done?
Your research paper needs to be 1 ½ pages minimum typed with 12 point font following MLA format for references. In addition, you must include a works cited page.
Your works cited page and a detailed outline is due to Mrs. Kirchner on Friday, November 14. Please print or email your outline and works cited page.
Your final paper is due on Friday, November 21. You must email it to both Mrs. Kirchner and Dr. Rohrbaugh.
Storytelling has existed since humans have been able to think. And throughout time it has been shown that it’s a huge advantage to be a good, if not GREAT, storyteller. Now it’s time for YOU to tell a story, and you have a lot of creative flexibility in doing so. YOU choose the topic, the technology, the expression. Yes, there is some required information, some required skills, but YOU get to craft how your story is told. And if you really like your story, maybe you could be recognized for it through something like Adobe Youth Voices contest or High School “EMMY” awards, or maybe just tell it, share it, because it’s great and worth hearing.
What is required:
Technology - YOUR choice of ANY technology. While you might be learning a specific technology, you aren’t committed to it. If you like to make movies, draw pictures, record music, use it! Some other examples of presentation are: a digital story, a video game, a comic strip, or a children's book. You are required to create a team web site to do your planning and share notes, documents, but other tech choices are all yours. Make sure you consider your audience when you are picking your medium.
Language Arts - Your task is to create a narrative story that teaches one science concept/AKS in a creative and interesting way. Your story must include all the elements of an effective short story: plot (exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution), characters, conflict (internal and external), and theme.
Make sure you consider your audience when you are picking your medium.
Science - You will be given an essential question to address. It’s critical that you understand what the question is asking, don’t wait on this! Your story needs to be drafted soon, so understand what you are required to answer.
We will put the general project due dates on the calendar, as well as major due dates for specific subjects (but not every little assignment, so check your teacher pages for details).
Presentation Day - Friday Oct. 3!
How to share your product with us:
We start right out of the gate in CDAT, and this year is no exception! By Friday, August 8, one of your groups will be chosen to represent the school in applying for a $5,000 grant! Yup, 4 days to earn $5,000.
This challenge is focused on the Lowe's Toolbox for Education grant. Look around the site, there are samples of project and much more information.
Please make note of the section with the bold, red title, regarding what they are looking for:
What your team will need to accomplish:
Finally, ONE of your team members should be ready to present a 30-second speech about your project on Friday, Aug. 8.
Students and teachers will vote for the project that would make the greatest impact in our community.