Research presentations by Upper Elementary - Grades 4-7. The topics in the last two months were Astronomy and Geology.
In the first research project on Astronomy, 8 teams across multiple classes formed teams to research on a topic of interest to them. They chose the Solar System, Big Bang, Galaxies, Star factoids, the Sun etc. Teams had less than a month to research and put together their work. Some presentations were in the form of charts, a powerpoint presentation and one team member even made an animated video explaining the Sun. Teams faced questions from the audience and I think they acquitted themselves well!
In the 2nd research project, the teams gave group presentations on Volcanoes, the Structure of the Earth, Fossils, Earthquakes and Tsunamis. Well researched and innovative presentations. Some teams made models to demonstrate their findings.