The science unit that we are currently learning about at school is Strong and Stable Structures. As part of this unit, the children are being asked to do a simple research project at home over the next week. This will be in place of their regular homework assignment.
We have been researching a variety of famous structures around the world and where they can be found. For this assignment, the children will be asked to research one famous structure that they will present to the class. This research can be typed or written and placed on a large piece of bristle board. On the back of this letter are some questions that the children are asked to look for. They should have a mix of written work and pictures to show and present to the class.
I will not be assessing the actual project, however, I will be assessing the oral presentation. Below is a rubric that I will be using as a guide to assess the children on their oral presentation. The children will also be assessed on how they are as audience members. We will discuss oral presentations and what is expected here at school as well. The children are allowed to use cue cards if they choose to do so. Please sign and send the rubric back to school after you have read it.
Please have your child bring their poster to school on Monday, November 19th. We will begin presentations, a few at a time, that week.
Project : Research a Famous Structure
Find out more about a world famous structure. Your structure is _____________________.
Design a poster with drawings and descriptions to share what you find out.
1. Where can your structure be found?
2. What purpose was it built for?
3. What is it used for now?
4. What city and country can your structure be found in?
5. How big is your structure? What are its measurements?
6. Is there a reason why your structure is shaped the way it is?
7. When was your structure built?
8. What is your structure famous for?
9. Share some interesting facts about your structure.
10. Is there any other information that you would like to share with your audience?
Below is a copy of the rubric that I will be using as a guide to assess the children on their “Famous Structure” presentation. They will also be assessed on how they are as audience members. The expectations from the curriculum that I will be addressing through the presentation are:
-choose a variety of appropriate words and phrases, including descriptive words and some technical vocabulary, and a few elements of style, to communicate their meaning accurately and engage the interest of their audience
-use a variety of appropriate visual aids (their poster and the pictures on their poster)
-identify some non-verbal cues, including facial expression, gestures, and eye contact, and use them in oral communications, appropriately, to help convey their meaning
-communicate orally in a clear, coherent manner, presenting ideas, opinions, and information in a logical sequence
The children are allowed to use cue cards if they choose to do so. Please send this rubric back to school after you have read and signed it.