Presentation of Findings
- Grade level: Middle Elementary
- Subject Area: Science
Students compile and format their findings from the worm bins, the plant activity, and their Internet research on related topics into "scrapbooks." The scrapbooks may be combine, writing, graphics, or pictures; schools that have the capability may publish these presentations on the WWW or do multimedia reports. Students also give short oral presentations of their findings.
- Students will work in collaborative groups to develop writing skills and skills in presenting group data.
- Students will develop an understanding of the importance of presenting information to an audience in a clear and engaging manner.
- Students will develop organizational skills and preferences.
- Students will gain experience in conveying information to others orally.
Materials and Resources Needed
- Data/research information/images collected from previous activities.
- Depending on the types of presentations developed, any of the following software packages: ClarisWorks, HyperStudio, HTML Editor or other HTML document editing software.
- Crayons or colored pencils and paper
- Have collaborative groups of students decide how they would like to present the information they collected in the previous lessons.
- Stress the importance of group discussion about possible formats, reminding students to consider what information they want to convey to the rest of the class.
- Have collaborative groups of students work with software packages or on paper to format their information into a "scrapbook." Students may need assistance in learning to use the software packages.
- Have collaborative groups of students take turns presenting their information to the rest of the class. Provide time for a question and answer period.
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