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Grade 4 and 4/5: LA

Instructional Design: Dianne Hutton, Deb Senger, and Gordon Falk

Stage 1 - Desired Results

Established Goals:
The student will research an Inventor, gathering key information.
Identify, with guidance, sources of information and ideas and access information and ideas from those sources. Sources may include library, classroom, community and computer-based resources

ICT Outcomes:
Below is a pdf file identifying all of the ICT outcomes touched on throughout this project. Click on the file to download it to your computer.

Enduring Understandings:
Ideas can be accessed from many sources.  
This information must be judged for authenticity.
Inventors reached their goals in many different ways (by accident, observation, guess & check, etc.)
The inventors have an effect on our lives

Essential Questions:
How did your Inventor change the world?
In your opinion, would be the top three inventions of all time?

Students will know and be able to:
-understand that inventors change the world.
-understand that inventions may be modified and changed with time.
-discuss and explain how inventions developed over time.
-use "Inspirations" software to plan their project.
-use computer based research techniques.

Stage 2 - Assessment Evidence

Performance Task(s)
To create a trading card on an Inventor.

Goal: Gather information on Inventors and inventing
Role: Student is a promoter of their inventor - to get them into the Science Hall of Fame
Audience: Odyssium Hall of Fame
Situation: Science and Technology people are looking for ideas to promote science and scientists.  We're going to promote these scientists and science inventions within our school.
Product Performance, Purpose: Trading Card (Science Inventor)
Standards and Criteria for Success - see rubric

Other Evidence (Quizzes, test, etc)
Teacher observation

Self Assessment
Student project evaluation sheet.

Stage 3 - Learning Plan

Teaching and Learning Activities

Lab Lessons:
      #1 Exploration of Inspiration:
            -type name in main bubble
            -using rapid fire, add: date of birth, country of origin, favorite things
            -show how to format text, bubbles, links
            -explore the arrange option
            -add information in note boxes
            -look at outline format
**See Inspiration handout

    #2 and 3 Research
            -Drag Inspiration support document from exercise folder to student folder (See below)
            -Begin research

    #4 and 5 Trading Card
            -drag in trading card template (see below). Save as initials.inventor
            -Demonstrate google image search for inventor picture
            -Show how to copy and paste from Internet to AppleWorks

    #6 Editing
           -Use e-dictionaries
           -Duplicate card

Additional Teacher Resources
These are documents for teachers and/or students that were developed to support the project.  Documents will always be available in pdf format as well as in the original format created (e.g. MS Word, AppleWorks, Inspiration, etc)


Click to download Rubric

Student Exemplars

The following exemplars represent an excellent, adequate and limited student samples. Please click on the exemplar to download a copy.

 Last Modified: 16 August,2005